§ Mr. Adley
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will establish an inter-Departmental committee between the Home Office, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Employment and the Law Officers, to study the particular social, trading and legal problems created by shoplifting from supermarkets.
§ Mr. Sharples
My right hon. Friend does not think that this would be appropriate. These problems are already being studied under the aegis of the Home Office.