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Lords debates tackling violent crime

21 October 2022

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Members of the House of Lords debated the current level of violent crime, gang activity and burglaries and the government’s strategy, on Thursday 20 October.


Lord Snape (Conservative), put forward the debate.

This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.    

Members speaking   

Members speaking in the debate included:

  • Lord Bach (Labour), former Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicester and Rutland
  • Lord Bird (Crossbench), co-founder of The Big Issue 
  • Lord Paddick (Liberal Democrat), former Deputy Assistant Commissioner Metropolitan Police Service.

Lord Sharpe of Epsom (Conservative) Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Home Office, responded on behalf of the government. 

Get involved   

Watch and read the debate  

Find out more about the issues discussed: catch up on Parliament TV or read the Lords Hansard transcript.

Explore background information  

Find out more about the issues the debate covers in the House of Lords Library briefing.  

Learn more about how the House of Lords checks and challenges government.

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