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Law And Order (Inquiry)

Volume 21: debated on Thursday 1 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give the reasons why he will not set up an investigation on the reasons for the increase in criminal activity and law breaking, despite the fact that the numbers, conditions of work, salaries and equipment of the police force are at their best ever levels.

The complex reasons for criminal activity are unlikely to be usefully illuminated by such an investigation.