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Part of Business and Trade – in the House of Commons at on 2 May 2024.

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Photo of Kevin Hollinrake Kevin Hollinrake Minister of State (Department for Business and Trade)

It is not true to say that we have decriminalised thefts under £200. The hon. lady needs to speak to police officers and her local chief constable to make sure she understands how this works. I have worked very closely with the Home Office and the Policing Minister to make sure we have a retail crime action plan, which includes a vexatious offence with more severe sentences for people who assault shop workers. We have got an action plan together and it is working well with retailers, and I am very keen to see her support that plan.