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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 7th July 2010.

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Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Acting Leader of the Opposition, Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition, Leader of the Labour Party 11:30 am, 7th July 2010

If the right hon. Gentleman had read the Office for Budget Responsibility report, he would have seen that its forecast for Government borrowing was lower than the forecast that we made before the election-if he had read it, he would probably also have found that the Chair would not have resigned immediately after being appointed. Is it not clear that these are the Government's crime policies-that the right hon. Gentleman is threatening to take away the police officers people want on the beat, cutting down the right of local residents to CCTV and making it harder for the police to use DNA evidence? Those are his policies. Let me ask him a straightforward question: does he think that those policies are more likely to make crime go down or go up?

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