§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what studies have been made concerning the motivation of persons convicted of vandalism; if he considers any such studies representative of the problem; and what advice he has taken as a result of such studies.
§ Mr. Alexander W. Lyon
I am not aware of any published research reports which have been directly addressed to this specific aspect of the problem of vandalism. I hope that a current study by the Home Office Research Unit, of the involvement in vandalism and other offences of a sample of schoolboys in Liverpool, will help to illuminate it.