In the Media

Reclaim our streets: The Crime Minister

PUBLISHED October 26, 2004

Tony Blair yesterday promised he would jail more burglars, sex offenders and drunken thugs.

He announced four major law and order initiatives to tackle the fear of rising crime. From December juries will be told of the previous convictions of thieves and child sex offenders.
Plans to speed up the introduction of biometric ID cards - carrying fingerprints or iris scans - will be outlined tomorrow to tackle terrorism, illegal immigration and organised crime.