§ Mr. Crouch
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there has been an increase in the theft of works of art, antique furniture and silver in 1981; and if he will consider additional measures to meet this form of crime.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The information requested is not available, since details of the type of property stolen are not collected centrally. We have no reason to believe, however, that the powers of the courts and the police to deal with this type of crime are inadequate.