HC Deb 18 June 1969 vol 785 cc110-1W
84. Mr. Graham Page

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the average fine for the offence of shoplifting during the last convenient year and for previous years for which the figures are available; if he is satisfied that the penalties for shoplifting in Scotland are a sufficient deterrent to offenders; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ross

I regret that the statistical information asked for in the first part of the Question is not available. I have no reason to suppose that the penalties available to the courts in Scotland for shoplifting are inadequate.

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