19 April 2023
Vara raises law and order at Prime Minister’s Questions

Speaking in Prime Minister’s Questions, Shailesh Vara highlights the Government’s record on law and order.

Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire) (Con)

Q11. Does my right hon. Friend agree that those who seek to criticise the Conservative record on law and order should look in the mirror and ask, “Who was Director of Public Prosecutions for some of those years?” (904440)

The Prime Minister (Rishi Sunak)

My right hon. Friend is absolutely right. Our record is clear. We have halved crime since 2010; neighbourhood crime has fallen by 25% just in the last few years; criminals are spending longer in prison; and, crucially, we, unlike the Labour party, are giving the police the powers they need to tackle violent protests.