Oral Answers to Questions — Anti-Social Offences (Penalties).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 19th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

While I share my hon. Friend's wish that it were possible to put an end to these anti-social offences at a stroke by some dramatic and comprehensive measure, experience shows that it is only possible to attain the ends which both he and I desire by making such specific amendments of the laws relating to specific offences as will enable convictions to be obtained and stern penalties to be imposed on all types of offenders who basely exploit war conditions for personal gain.