Courts Cornered

More razor-sharp questioning, more ministerial grilling from the passionate one.

Is it possible that the Commons Speaker is getting just a bit fed up with fluffy, Dorothy Dix questions from Robert Courts, the passionate MP for Witney?

John Bercow: “Last but not forgotten, Mr Robert Courts.”

Robert Courts: “What steps are Ministers taking that will reassure the people of Witney and rural West Oxfordshire that their police have access to the funding and the numbers that they need?”

Nick Hurd (Minister, Home Department): “I can say to my hon. Friend, who represents my father’s old seat, that I have every interest in making sure that the people of Witney continue to have access to high-quality policing.”