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Debt Evasion

Volume 928: debated on Monday 14 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if and when he intends to introduce legislation to replace Section 16(2)(a) of the Theft Act 1968 with other provision against fraudulent conduct as recommended in the 13th Report of the Criminal Law Revision Committee.

I am studyingg the proposals in the report carefully and will make a statement of the Government's intentions as soon as possible. I should like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the Criminal Law Revision Committee for all the thorough work that has gone into its report.