The decision to dress criminals in high-visibility jackets as they carry out community service was last night welcomed by MP Alan Keen.
From this week the branded tops must be worn by offenders carrying out work on community payback projects.
The Feltham and Heston MP said: "This is about fair rules - people who work hard and play by the rules are properly rewarded - and those that don't must face the consequences of their actions.
"We all want to see justice being done with offenders paying back for breaking the rules."
Mr Keen says his constituents are often unaware that work being done in their community is actually payback by criminals.
"These new jackets will show people that this work, like cleaning up graffiti, is being done by offenders paying for their crimes," he said.
Launching the jackets, Secretary of State for Justice Jack Straw said: "The public, the taxpayer, has an absolute right to know what unpaid work is being done to payback to them for the wrongs the offender has committed.
"These visibility jackets with the distinctive legend 'Community Payback' are one way in which I am trying to open up this part of the criminal justice system."
Last month criminals were sent out into Wyke Green (pictured) to clear up a notorious fly-tipping grotspot as part of a successful payback scheme.
Osterley and Spring Grove Safer Neighbourhood Team carried out the first Operation Community Payback event in Osterley Lane in September 2005.
Offenders and police worked side by side for two months clearing litter, shrubbery and self-sown trees.
And in November a team of offenders with community orders revisited the site after reports from residents the lane was again becoming overgrown and subject to fly-tipping.
Sgt Hannah Evans said: "Through the clear-up of this area under Operation Community Payback, Osterley & Spring Grove Safer Neighbourhoods Team and the London Probation Service have assisted in improving the quality of life for the residents of Osterley Lane."