Public Order

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:45 pm on 15th June 2020.

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care) 4:45 pm, 15th June 2020

During the coronavirus, the already sky-high level of violence and abuse against shop workers has doubled. We have all seen the pictures of non-essential retail opening today; that will be a key public order issue for our police to manage. Many of the answers lie in the Government’s call for evidence, which they have now sat on for nearly a year; in the interests of public order, will the Home Secretary commit to publish it as soon as possible?