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Crime and Security Bill

Part of Bill Presented — Pedicabs Bill – in the House of Commons at 3:34 pm on 18th January 2010.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) 3:34 pm, 18th January 2010

May I ask the Home Secretary to respond to a letter written by his colleague, Lord Bach, the Under-Secretary of State for Justice, on 5 July 2009? He said the following in relation to research carried out into the Scottish system by Professor James Fraser:

"He did not uncover any evidence to suggest that this approach to retention has caused any detriment to the detection of serious crime in Scotland".

Is the Ministry of Justice wrong?

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