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Crime and Security Bill

Part of Bill Presented — Pedicabs Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:44 pm on 18th January 2010.

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Photo of Humfrey Malins Humfrey Malins Conservative, Woking 6:44 pm, 18th January 2010

Indeed. My hon. Friend's experience will have led him to the absolutely sure conclusion, which we all share, that legal aid rates have been so dramatically cut that things are very hard. He has rightly said that what should be going through the civil courts in a proper manner is now, in a sense, being taken over by the police; and what is more, they are being given extensive powers under the Bill that we should query. The existing criminal law, including common assault, ABH, GBH, threats to kill, harassment and so on, covers a great deal.

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