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John Baron MP votes against European Arrest Warrant

November 20, 2014
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MP says Arrest Warrant risks British liberty Yesterday in the House of Commons, John Baron MP voted against a motion to sanction the British opt-in to the European Arrest Warrant (EAW). The Lisbon Treaty gave Britain the option to opt out of a raft of Crime and Policing measures, with the option also to...
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John Baron MP criticises Government arrogance in ‘European Arrest Warrant’ debate

November 11, 2014
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MP votes against and congratulates Parliament Last night, despite a previous promise by the Prime Minister at PMQs, the Government used Parliamentary procedure to avoid a debate and vote on the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) by claiming that a set of 11 different and smaller EU opt-ins would, in effect, provide it with sufficient...
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John Baron MP discusses policing issues with Nick Alston

April 26, 2013
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John Baron MP discusses policing issues with Nick Alston

MP meets Police and Crime Commissioner This week John Baron MP met Nick Alston, the Essex Police and Crime Commissioner, in Parliament to discuss a range of local policing issues. Nick has been busy since being elected last year in getting to know the patch and instigating important changes. John took the opportunity to...
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John Baron MP questions Prime Minister on access to justice during Leverson statement

November 29, 2012
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MP is against statutory regulation This afternoon Lord Justice Leverson delivered his report into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. Following the publication of the report, the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister made separate statements in the House of Commons. Whilst Nick Clegg MP said he accepted Leverson’s recommendations, David...
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John Baron MP urges local residents to track crime outcomes on Police.uk

June 8, 2012
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MP welcomes Police initiative John Baron MP has welcomed a new online tool which for the first time means local people can track what happened after a crime was committed in their neighbourhood. In the next stage of development of the groundbreaking website Police.uk, local residents will not only be able to access street...
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John Baron MP supports assisted dying in historic Parliamentary debate

March 28, 2012
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MP says present situation is legal fudge and creates uncertainty and unfairness Yesterday in the House of Commons, there was an historic debate on assisted dying, and whether Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) guidelines should be welcomed by the House of Commons and put on the Statute Book. John spoke in favour of greater...
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John Baron MP presses Government over gang related crime

March 19, 2012
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MP highlights need to reduce the number of vulnerable people joining gangs Today in the House of Commons, during Home Office Questions, John Baron pressed the Government over the need to combat the rise in gang-related crime. John said, “Gang-related crime is a plague on many of our communities. Government measures so far are...
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John Baron MP: Offenders to face full week of hard work and job-seeking

August 26, 2011
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John Baron MP has welcomed Government proposals for tougher community sentences that will see offenders made to do a full five-day week of hard work and job-seeking. The work will include manual labour, improving public areas by clearing up litter, cleaning graffiti and maintaining parks and other green spaces. The new rules will see...
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John Baron MP will vote to deny prisoners the right to vote

February 10, 2011
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MP helps initiate debate in the House of Commons   Today the House of Commons is debating whether the current situation should continue in which no prisoner is able to vote except those in prison for contempt, default or on remand. The debate is taking place in response to the Strasbourg-based European Court of...
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