Policing (Peterborough and Cambridgeshire)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:53 pm on 20th February 2008.

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Photo of Stewart Jackson Stewart Jackson Opposition Whip (Commons) 2:53 pm, 20th February 2008

For the avoidance of doubt, I should point out that I was not saying that migrants commit crime per se. I was merely quoting from an operational note whose provenance was the northern basic command unit. Far be it from me to make any sort of assertion that people who wish to come to this country and make a better life for their family are therefore de facto criminals. I have used data provided by my local police in Peterborough.

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Christopher Ashley
Posted on 21 Feb 2008 5:00 pm (Report this annotation)

What he means is that a higher percentage of immigrants commit crime than the indigenous population. And each of these crimes is hard to trace and are specially costly when over paid translators are involved.