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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:32 am on 26th January 2012.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Opposition Whip (Commons) 11:32 am, 26th January 2012

I thank the Leader of the House for scheduling a debate on the Somalia conference—a debate that I called for last week. May I ask him for an urgent statement on the businesses affected by the riots and disturbances last August? Leicester businesses have learnt that they are not eligible for any money from the policy authority, and we learnt from the Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice yesterday that they are not eligible for any of the other compensation schemes either. Leicester businesses are hugely disappointed about that, if not furious, as am I.