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Aerosol Containers

Volume 886: debated on Thursday 20 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to ban the manufacture and sale of paint in aerosol containers, in view of the fact that they are mainly used for painting slogans on public buildings.

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