Low-level Crimes

Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Conservative, Tewkesbury

I thank the Minister for that answer, but section 176 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 makes theft from a shop of goods worth £200 or less a summary-only offence. According to the National Federation of Retail Newsagents, shoplifting crime has increased since then. Will the Minister have a look at what is going on and what can be done to reduce retail theft?