Opposition day debate on policing and crime

24 May 2011

Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department, Yvette Cooper, moved an Opposition day debate in the House of Commons on Monday 23 May on policing and crime.

The debate covered issues around the Government's planned cuts to police in England and Wales, the DNA Database and ending the use of anti-social behaviour orders.

Secretary of State for the Home Department, Theresa May, responded on behalf of the Government.

Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the debate on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.

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Debates are an opportunity for MPs to discuss government policy, proposed new laws and current issues. It allows MPs to voice the concerns and interests of their constituents.

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