§ 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.