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Crime and Security Bill

Part of Bill Presented — Pedicabs Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:54 pm on 18th January 2010.

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Photo of Colin Breed Colin Breed Shadow Treasury Minister 4:54 pm, 18th January 2010

I agree with the right hon. Gentleman about the need for agencies to work together. In my part of the world, the police have been praised by many people for that. The problem has been getting the Crown Prosecution Service to pursue cases. The police and other agencies-and I as a Member of Parliament-have been frustrated that we cannot seem to get the CPS to take these matters seriously. It appears to want to deal with bigger matters, as though it thinks antisocial behaviour is beneath it. That is wrong, and we need to ensure that cases are followed through.

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