Criminal Justice System — 13 Jan 2003 at 19:02
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted in the minority (Aye).
I beg to move,
That this House views with great concern the rise in gun crime and domestic burglary, the growing demoralisation of the police, the increasing sense of helplessness of the honest citizen and the apparent inability of the Government to provide a coherent, long-term strategy to resolve these problems; and deprecates the Home Secretary's resort to short-term, irrelevant and illiberal measures to conceal this failure.
I beg to move, To leave out from XHouse" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:
Xwelcomes the steps the Government has taken and continues to take to reform all aspects of law enforcement including increasing police numbers to record levels and the 6.1 per cent. increase in police funding for 2003–04; further welcomes the steps the Government is taking to modernise the criminal justice system through the coherent long-term strategies and the introduction of the Criminal Justice Bill; notes that for the last five years crime rates have fallen by 27 per cent. according to the British Crime Survey, that burglary has reduced by 39 per cent. since 1997 and that the chances of becoming a victim of crime are as low as at any time in the last 20 years; and particularly supports the decisive action being taken by the Government to tackle street crime and the rise in gun-related crime."
Question put, That the original words stand part of the Question:-
The House divided: Ayes 152, Noes 365.
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|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||0||143 (+2 tell)||0||89.0%|
|Lab||327 (+2 tell)||0||0||80.2%|