HC Deb 22 March 1967 vol 743 cc281-2W
95. Mr. Higgins

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance he has given to the Metropolitan Police for the detection of those who are still holding gold coins contrary to the provisions of Statutory Instrument, 1966, No. 438.

of them were due to apparatus faults, but most were malicious. I deplore this needless waste of fire service effort. It is proposed in the Criminal Justice Bill to increase the penalty for giving a malicious false alarm, and I am keeping other aspects of the problem under review with my right hon. Friend the Postmaster-General.

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