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Crime Reduction Strategy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 29th November 1999.

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Photo of Mr Dale Campbell-Savours Mr Dale Campbell-Savours Labour, Workington 3:30 pm, 29th November 1999

I welcome the increased money for CCTV and for DNA testing—something that the general public will understand to be a good investment. Is not the best way to reduce crime to reduce unemployment, which is precisely what we are doing? Is not that why the new deal really works? In the 1980s, when unemployment was rising, crime was rising and, in the 1990s, as unemployment has fallen, crime has fallen. Was not the former Home Secretary, the right hon. and learned Member for Folkestone and Hythe (Mr. Howard), probably correct?