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Vandalism (Penalties)

Volume 889: debated on Thursday 10 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in view of the increasing acts of vandalism throughout the United Kingdom, he will introduce measures designed to direct those convicted to do work of restoration and reclamation.

My right hon. Friend has no plans for new legislation of this kind but I would remind my hon. Friend of the existing provisions in England and Wales on community service orders and the payment of compensation. The courts may also defer passing sentence to enable them to have regard, in determining sentence, to an offender's conduct after conviction, including any reparation he makes for his offence.