Monday 18 January 2021 / 12:45 PM Nick Thomas-Symonds

“Shameful and embarrassing” that Home Secretary won’t address Parliament over Police records loss – Nick Thomas-Symonds

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, commenting on Priti Patel’s decision not to give a statement on the significant data loss from the Police National Computer, said:

“It’s shameful – and, frankly, embarrassing – for the Home Secretary not to come to Parliament today.

“It’s an abject failure of leadership and dereliction of duty not to grip a crisis that has seen 400,000 records deleted and criminals set to walk free.”