HC Deb 08 November 1973 vol 863 c210W
31. Mr. Thin

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to prohibit the production and sale of paint spray aerosols, in view of the public nuisance and expense caused by their misuse.

Mr. Carlisle

Aerosol paint sprays are widely used for legitimate purposes, and I do not think that prohibition of their production and sale could be justified. Misuse of such sprays for defacing buildings is an offence of damaging property under the Criminal Damage Act 1971.