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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 Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Chair, Home Affairs Committee, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 4:26 pm, 18th January 2010

The shadow Home Secretary is probably aware that tomorrow the hon. Member for Hammersmith and Fulham is giving evidence to the Select Committee on this very issue. Whatever system is proposed, it is better that one authority, rather than 43 chief constables, deals with applications for removal. There is a lack of clarity at the moment, and that is part of the problem. However, does the shadow Home Secretary agree, and will he confirm whether it is Conservative party policy, that instead of leaving it to local discretion, there should be national guidelines, with one authority, not 43?

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