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Crime Prevention

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 13th February 2006.

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Photo of John Hemming John Hemming Liberal Democrat, Birmingham, Yardley 2:30 pm, 13th February 2006

Does the Minister agree that a problem has arisen because of the lack of research on offending and recidivism in relation to cautions? Reports in Birmingham indicating that somebody is allowed to shop lift once a year without fear of prosecution should create concern.