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Serious and Organised Crime: Prüm Convention

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 4:16 pm on 8th December 2015.

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Photo of Andy Burnham Andy Burnham Shadow Home Secretary 4:16 pm, 8th December 2015

I reiterate that security comes first. The first responsibility of any Government is to secure the people who live here by taking reasonable measures to reduce the risks to them, because from that foundation of security come all our traditions, our laws and our liberties. That is why co-operation in this field is a good thing, given that the nature of crime now is international. If we fail to understand that, our own legal system will never be able to respond to the changing nature of crime that we face.