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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 19th November 2012.

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Photo of Stuart Andrew Stuart Andrew Conservative, Pudsey 2:30 pm, 19th November 2012

Metal theft has been a huge problem for some community groups and churches in the Pudsey constituency. It costs a great deal of money and is a problem throughout the country. Does my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary welcome the passage through the House of the Scrap Metal Dealers Bill and share my belief that we must reform the industry in order to support legitimate dealers and make it much harder for those who provide a market for stolen metal?