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Crime and Security Bill

Part of Bill Presented — Pedicabs Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:26 pm on 18th January 2010.

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Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Minister of State (Home Office) (Crime and Policing) 4:26 pm, 18th January 2010

On the first point, attacks on police officers are intolerable. On the latter point, we have acknowledged that there is a loophole. Having looked at blocking measures and considered investment in BOSS chairs in prisons, and having taken security measures, including with the police, this is another measure to help to tighten up a difficult situation. I cannot guarantee that no mobile phone will ever be smuggled into prison, but there will be an extra penalty for people who are found in possession of one.

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