Local MP Welcomes New Measures On Crime

Mary Macleod says they are tough but intelligent

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Local MP Mary Macleod has welcomed a range of new crime and justice measures announced by the Government this week. She says the "tough and intelligent" reforms will see offenders face tougher punishments and victims’ rights put first.

Proposals outlined by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon. David Cameron MP, the Home Secretary, Rt Hon. Theresa May MP and the Justice Secretary, Rt Hon. Chris Grayling MP include:

  • Tougher community sentences which will see all offenders take part in meaningful punishments A new offence, carrying a life sentence, for the middlemen who supply firearms New powers for local communities to restrict the sale of alcohol in the early hours
  • Rolling out the use of the payment by results model across the prison service to tackle reoffending

Mary Macleod MP said: “Crime and antisocial behaviour causes misery in local communities. We need a criminal justice system which is tough, but intelligent. For too long community sentences have been seen as a soft option and victims have been let down. Victims should come first and offenders face a meaningful punishment.

"In Brentford and Isleworth the recent drop in crime demonstrates how our police services are continuing to show an exceptional commitment to the safety of the local community. These reductions in Hounslow are indicative of the decline in crime across all of England and Wales over the last few years.”

October 31, 2012