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Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons at 3:03 pm on 22nd March 2021.

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Photo of Sarah Owen Sarah Owen Labour, Luton North 3:03 pm, 22nd March 2021

Earlier this month, the inquest into the death of Leon Briggs finally reported. Seven years after his death, it showed that neglect and the way the police restrained Leon “more than minimally” contributed to his death. As well as this, Leon’s family have said they

“think race is very much an issue”.

What action is being taken so that no family have to face this tragedy again or wait seven years to know how their loved one died, and what is the right hon. Lady’s Department doing to tackle racism in the justice system?