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Policing

Part of Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 2:55 pm on 4th November 2015.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Secretary of State for the Home Department 2:55 pm, 4th November 2015

My hon. Friend is absolutely right. I commend Matthew Grove for the work that he is doing in Humberside, particularly in collaboration with the fire service. My hon. Friend reminds me that Labour Members have done a complete U-turn on directly elected police and crime commissioners. They were implacably opposed to them, as my right hon. Friend the Member for Arundel and South Downs, the former Policing Minister, will know from the time when he took the legislation on police and crime commissioners through the House, and now they have suddenly decided that they are a good thing and they should carry on.