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Part of Justice – in the House of Commons on 22nd March 2022.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

On this day five years ago, our lovely friend, the policeman Keith, was tragically killed—it haunts us all.

Can I ask a question about a real crisis occurring in the criminal justice system—the failure to attract the right number of young recruits into criminal law? Civil law and commercial law are so well paid that we cannot attract young men and women into criminal law. It is a real crisis. What is the Secretary of State going to do about it?