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Police Officer Safety

Part of Community Pharmacies – in the House of Commons at 5:41 pm on 2nd November 2016.

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Photo of Rehman Chishti Rehman Chishti Conservative, Gillingham and Rainham 5:41 pm, 2nd November 2016

Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that one area that really affects police officers and the public is drink-driving and driving while disqualified? Repeat offenders can only be given sixth months’ custody—it does not matter whether it is a second, third or fifth offence—so we have to review the sentencing on that. My previous private Member’s Bill was designed to increase the maximum sentence to two years. Does he think that that is a good idea and that we should do it?