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Norman Baker said falling crime levels meant fewer police officers were needed. “Crime goes down year on year, so in that sense there is less for the police to do.” He denied that his comments reflected complacency. “I don’t think ... Continue to article
Norman Baker has insisted the newly-announced Data Retention and Investigation Powers Bill is not a "rehashed" version of the Communications and Data Bill, or the so-called 'Snoopers' Charter'. "It's having to be rushed because - as Nick... Continue to article
Nick Clegg said the United Kingdom needs to rethink its drug policy after several high profile figures, including Dame Judi Dench, signed an open letter urging the Prime Minister to decriminalise drugs. “I think we’re losing the war on d... Continue to article
Norman Baker said the move to criminalise forced marriage made clear that the practice had “no place” in British society. “Marriage should be about love and it shouldn’t be about forcing somebody to marry often a complete stranger and th... Continue to article
Norman Baker said errors in collecting crime data by police forces were “completely unacceptable”. “There’s a number of reasons given in the interim report of HMIC which have to be fully investigated by the individual police forces conce... Continue to article
Motorists have been told that vehicle tax may be scrapped and replaced with a new system of pay-as-you-drive tolls. Transport Minister Norman Baker said that a shake up was inevitable, saying "Every government of every colour will get there, whatever parties say now.”
Scrap-metal dealers who sell on stolen signal cabling will face tighter laws in an attempt to end a trade that has affected 4m rail passengers, the Transport Minister announced yesterday. Norman Baker called for laws to be reviewed, saying the Government was looking at "what further steps might be necessary in regulation and legislation to deal with a very serious problem that is having a big impact on the economy and on passengers".
Transport minister Norman Baker has launched an inquiry into the employment of foreign cab drivers after being taken for a ride by a taxi driver who he said had a "limited grasp of English".
The Government is to host a summit to address the problems caused when lorry and car drivers are misdirected by out-of-date directions from their satellite navigation systems. The talks will be held by Local Transport Minister Norman Baker in March, and will ensure "everything possible" is done to get vehicles on the right roads.
Transport minister Norman Baker has defended criticisms from the president of the AA and top traffic police officer Mike Giannasi, saying “this Government is firmly committed to road safety."
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