Backbench Business — [Unallotted half day] — Metal Theft

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 8:15 pm on 7th February 2012.

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Photo of Heather Wheeler Heather Wheeler Conservative, South Derbyshire 8:15 pm, 7th February 2012

My hon. Friend makes a good point. There are voluntary agreements, but the difficulty is when cables have been stolen, or great big metal electricity boxes—substations. I do not know how on earth people manage to steal these things without anybody noticing.