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Volume 884: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps will be taken to combat the increasing number of cases of damage to public and private property by vandals.

A police presence is usually the best defence against lawless behaviour. Chief officers of police are doing what they reasonably can with the resources available to them to control vandalism and to bring offenders to justice. The Home Office Standing Committee on Crime Prevention is considering what further practical measures could be taken.