HC Deb 04 April 1974 vol 871 cc439-40W
Mr. Banks

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will review the penalties for cases of vandalism, in view of the recent increase in that crime.

Mr. Alexander W. Lyon

No. Offences of destroying or damaging property are punishable by up to 10 years' imprisonment under the Criminal Damage Act 1971. My right hon. Friend is satisfied that the powers of the courts are adequate in this respect.