HC Deb 04 July 1985 vol 82 c232W
38. Mr. Amess

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will seek to introduce legislation to ensure parental responsibility for children who throw objects on trains and railway tracks in use.

Mr. Mellor

In the Criminal Justice Act 1982 we strengthened the courts' powers to bring home to parents their responsibilities by ordering them to pay fines, compensation or costs imposed on children under 17. We have no plans for further legislation on this point.