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Crime (Metropolitan Police Area)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th February 2000.

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Photo of Mike Gapes Mike Gapes Labour/Co-operative, Ilford South 12:00 am, 14th February 2000

Does my right hon. Friend agree that to combat crime most effectively is not merely a question of resources, but one of public attitudes? Does he accept my congratulations on the fact that this year, we shall have a Greater London Authority that will, for the first time ever, ensure the democratic accountability of the police service in London to the people of London?