City MP hails new law to combat metal theft
A NOTTINGHAM MP campaigning for new scrap metal laws has welcomed news that they have progressed through Parliament.
The House of Lords has passed the Scrap Metal Dealers Bill, which aims to combat the rise in cable thefts from railways and metal thefts from churches and war memorials.
A key element of the new law will be to ban scrap metal traders from making cash transactions.
Nottingham North MP Graham Allen, who had campaigned over the past year to change the law, said: "We will now see less roofs being stolen for scrap, house piping being ripped out of homes and train lines going missing because of our changes in Westminster.
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"We did some important work in the Bill's committee and I'm proud to have helped get this on the Government's legislative radar and aid its progression."