Stephen Lawrence Inquiry

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:50 pm on 29th March 1999.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings 6:50 pm, 29th March 1999

Is the hon. Lady really telling the House that the police suffer from institutionalised corruption? Leaving aside that outrageous claim, does she not realise that by blaming an institution collectively, by assuming that there is some unconscious collective guilt, she is letting off the hook the officers who are certainly guilty of those charges, as they hide behind the collective allegations that she makes?