Home Affairs — 20 Nov 2002 at 21:47
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
I beg to move, as an amendment to the Address, at the end of the Question to add:
'Welcome measures in the Gracious Speech to improve criminal justice, despite the failure of the Government's previous 12 such Acts to deliver improvement; further welcome measures to reform the excessively bureaucratic legislation previously introduced to curb anti-social behaviour, and other measures, proposed by Her Majesty's Official Opposition, to protect the public from sex offenders; but deplore proposals within the European Arrest Warrant that could lead to the arrest of people in Britain for actions which are not crimes in Britain, or to the deportation of British people for trial in judicial systems where there is no presumption of innocence; will study with concern any proposals for the restriction of the Xdouble jeopardy" rule, or the introduction of past convictions into court proceedings; and regret the failure of the Government to address the central issues of crime today, such as the lack of true neighbourhood policing, the falling rates of detection and the lack of a coherent strategy to lift young people off the conveyor belt to crime.'.
Question put accordingly, That the amendment be made:-
The House divided: Ayes 152, Noes 372.
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|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||142 (+2 tell)||0||88.3%|
|Lab||315 (+2 tell)||0||0||77.3%|