§ Mr. Stratton Mills
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will introduce legislation to amend the Malicious Damage Acts to provide compensation to persons whose lorries and vans 251W have been hijacked and who are unable under current legislation to claim compensation in relation to the loss of stock which is not covered by insurance; if he will indicate the total amount of such goods lost in each month in 1972; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Mills
The Criminal Injury Acts (Northern Ireland) 1956–70 provide a code of law designed specifically to deal with compensation for malicious damage to property. It would not be appropriate to extend these Acts to cover the type of loss to which my hon. Friend refers.
The information sought in the second part of the Question is not, I regret, available.