Backbench Business — [Unallotted half day] — Metal Theft

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 9:48 pm on 7th February 2012.

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Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department 9:48 pm, 7th February 2012

Government Front Benchers will not oppose the motion tonight, and I am sure that hon. Members on both sides will support it.

We are strengthening the law, cracking down on rogue scrap dealers and targeting the criminals who supply them. That is the right way to tackle this devastating crime. That is what this Government are doing, and this Government are taking action. Nothing happened during the previous 13 years.