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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:39 am on 18th July 2019.

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Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Labour/Co-operative, Manchester Central 10:39 am, 18th July 2019

Thank you very much, Mr Speaker. I try.

With new Government figures out this week showing that, for the first time ever, there are now more young black and minority ethnic young people in young offenders institutions than there are white people, will the Government make time for a debate on this important issue, given that their own race audit, the David Lammy review, and other evidence show that the way that charges are brought, prosecutions are made, and courts are run disproportionately affects those from certain backgrounds and certain communities more than their better-off peers?