Backbench Business — [Unallotted half day] — Metal Theft

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 8:59 pm on 7th February 2012.

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Photo of Nick Smith Nick Smith Labour, Blaenau Gwent 8:59 pm, 7th February 2012

Does my hon. Friend agree that there is a massive problem with cable theft from the Welsh train service? In my constituency, on the Ebbw Vale to Cardiff railway line, there have been terrible delays for commuters. We need to stop this expensive crime, which has such a corrosive effect and prevents people from getting to work.