HC Deb 07 November 1973 vol 863 c174W
Mr. Cordle

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will collate evidence of the incidence of shoplifting by foreign tourists in the latter half of this summer; and whether he will advise magistrates, in the light of these researches, upon the efficacy of imprisonment.

Mr. Carlisle

No. I doubt if the evidence suggested, even if it proved practicable to obtain it, would enable helpful conclusions to be drawn.