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Business Statement: Retail crime and attacks on shopworkers

I have been working closely with Usdaw – the trade union that represents shopworkers – and the Co-Op to ensure that we strengthen the law against those who commit violence against shopworkers.

Shoplifting has increased, attacks on shopworkers has risen and the Government need to sort this out. I have applied on four separate occasions for a debate and I will keep doing so.

I asked the Leader of the House of Commons if she would give government time for this debate so we can do right for the hundreds of thousands of people who work in retail and keep them safe.