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are joined by the Chief Constable 1000 local officers joined the
match en London will stop be. Well helping us with our inquiries today
- two MPs - locked up in our little cell.
They are James Gray - a Conservative MP in Wiltshire.And
Tessa Munt - the Lib Dem MP from Somerset. Welcome to you both.
Before we get stuck into crime - you are both united in your
determination to make cuts, but the reform of the House of Lords looks
like being the issue that could prise you apart. When the caution
was put together instead of focusing on benefits like plague or
Tote alternative voting and House of Lords report. In my 30 years of
knocking on doors and not one person has ever said the war to see
the House of Lords reformed. Let us leave it as it as. The are doing a
good job. Genes ought to look at the caution again. We wanted lower
taxes. We wanted more money put into schools. Yes, we wanted a
change to the voting system. We want to be sure they had been
unsustainable as this. For why are you saw hang up on Lords reform?
is not just as. All three parties have said they would like House of
Lords reform. This has been on the agenda for 100 years. It is
ludicrous that the party leader should be able to choose who sits
in the chamber. I would rebel strongly against that. I will be
campaigning against that. Even efforts but the caution? The House
of Lords does a first-class job. It holds as guys back. The Lords to
enjoy good job. Let us read them on. You could not care less about the
collision? But has not quite what I said. You did not win the election.
This is something that has been on the agenda of 100 years. We will
not occur whetted for 100 years. Now 'ello 'ello 'ello - what's
going on here. A thousand off duty officers went to London this week
to protest about 20 per cent cuts to the police. They were even
joined by the chief constable of Gloucestershire - although his
office denied that he was taking part. He was just there. Paul
Barltrop has been watching the protestors on the beat and has
taken a few statements. It was the day when the thin blue
line became a long blue line, as police officers gathered in London
to protest. A thousand came from the West - the biggest contingent
from the Avon and Somerset force. am upset about this then that the
current bid on our terms and conditions. They have betrayed us
as being all repeats. It is wrong. We are looking within the next four
years as queen back to the figures we were ended in the 1980s. That
has got to affect frontline policing. All those who protested
in London were off-duty. They insist it's not their actions which
threaten public safety - it's the cuts. We are very concerned. At the
end of it did it means less police officers will stop when you pick at
the form on occasions you'll have to wait longer than you should have
an. Police numbers reached a record high towards their end of the
Labour governments. The number of losses now is the laws for one day
it. This police officer is quitting in protest at Fox the Government is
doing. The Police Federation will not relent.
I have a cash mac to deep and too fast? Numbers are not everything.
We want to get policemen eight of the back of this dash mac out of
the Back Office. When serving police officers say they will have
to wait longer they have got it wrong and you have got it right?
Last autumn the same people were marching because they were
concerned about their pensions. They are doing better than other
armed services. Why should the police to that much better than
anybody else? The police commissioner is a one-off. Can you
justify its queer they are seeing officers call time from 3,400
stitches 1,700? One of the problems and even and Somerset is that any
cut the cake up we are �20 million pay you down. Avon and Somerset as
badly off. Over the last five years they have been in partnership. They
have cut their back office. Candy cut more without affecting those of
us who love in it this year? They want to provide acute service. But
this what they do. They have cut their VAT office. It is people like
me that needs to persuade the Government to cut the cake in a
different way. The question is are at the cuts necessary? In Avon and
Somerset they half-cut already. He's says he is in favour of the
cats, are you? I would sit let as cut the cake Feely and then make
cuts. I do not think the cuts are fair. But as the conversation I
have. It was Labour to build up police numbers. Ngaio a
Conservative lead caution is cutting them. It is a question of
whether or not you get better law and order through lower numbers. We
are reducing their army numbers. I am not certain that more means
better. We want better delivery of services at the streets. At the
moment be have borne the 11 % of the police on the streets. And a
place like this will be are more people this bowl dash mac does have
a West Now I hope you're sitting down to a
nice Sunday lunch after this programme. But go easy on the roast
potatoes though eh! Obesity is still a huge problem in the west -
and some are criticising the Government for letting schools off
the hook when it comes to school dinners. Our Health Correspondent
Matthew Hill has the story. Last- minute preparations for dinner.
Things have changed a lot with school meals. They can call me Sir
Chips on a Friday. Bat has because of strict nutritional guidelines.
Academies are free from these regulations. This academy sticks to
them at its head fears others do not. If it would be better if the
guidelines had stayed. It takes away that temptation that could be
the year in a couple of years' time if we are short of money. White as
Sale and healthy products. I hope we never are. That is what happens
in France. Fright feed his lizards to one day per week. The Government
has tightened up a nutritional standards. It already works. Beyond
the strict control of obesity we can also observed great progress
regarding the social aspects of the meal. Back in Britain there
Education Secretary will not be moved. Without the state did it
intervene people automatically be wickets - do we believe it? Schools
which become academies already have strong leadership. We believe it
will demonstrate that leadership. I am not leaving it to chance. The
School Fruits Trust has looked at improvements that have been made in
school food and they will be publishing a report shortly. I am
going back to desert. Nor sticky toffee pudding. Bat may be a good
thing. Joining the is a chef who is
advising the Government on school meals. Which academies are floating
the Government suggestions? I am the chairman of the Children's Food
Trust. We have anecdotal evidence that standards are being flouted.
have looked on the websites of up some academies. Some of those menus
look stunning. The are stunning. That his great work by crooks,
caterers. Great standards in place. The danger is that these new
academies will not need to conform to the laws in the future. That
will mean we will call back to it having foods higher in fat, sugar
and salt. There is a �5 billion costs to be the economy at the
moment in terms of obesity. Headteachers will nor that an army
marches on its stomach. As it also down its uses it parents? Everybody
has an responsibility. For 190 days of the year, 12 years of their
lives, the under the leadership of a head teacher. I want them to see
the value that good food springs to their school. That his behaviour,
attainments, public health issues. Public health and education
officials meets to get in a room together and sort the problem out.
Is it up to schools to make sure that people eat healthily?
whole idea behind the academy process as we are seeing to their
heads, parents, and chair of governors, that you are intelligent
and we will give you freedom to do the right thing. What if the Tudor
wrong thing? Fees and seduce their right thing. Socialists like Sissy
we know best. We would not let them buy cigarettes. People die to Ali
because the eat food that is bad for them. This is not being
socialist. This is common sense. You can also do badly if you are
top the wrong things. If you feed them better they can do better in
the school setting. She did the state interfering? Jimmy had the
good points when he intervened. Children were not being fed the
rate feeds. The more that children have school dinners, but more of
the line to be sociable, are lining table manners, and not wasting food.
En France the all-clear off for two hours. Our culture is different.
There are lots of solutions. Lots of schools have been doing that.
This policy allows that to be undone. We have examples of
extended lunch hours. Lots of children bring their all and packed
lunches. An arid year there are lots of schools that do not have
kitchens. We have worked hard to get the numbers up. Year upon year
for the last the use we have seen school meals going in the right
direction. Not only are the increasing that they are also
better than they have been before. It is still a job that needs to
continue. We have faxed 20 years of under-investment. We have only had
five years of investment. A windy you report? It will be soon.
Time now to take a look at some of the other political stories making
the headlines this week in just 60 seconds.
The Lib Dems in Bristol have picked the man they want to run the
council until the city gets an elected mayor. Simon Cook has been
a councillor in the city for over ten years and is also an actor
who's stared in programmes such as Casualty as well as many stage
productions. I am delighted to be leader.
The speed limit is being slashed in all residential areas in Bath and
North East Somerset. The council has decided to introduce the new
20mph limit across the city and surrounding villages this summer.
Labour have selected their candidate to run for the elected
Police Commissioner job in Gloucestershire. Rupi Dhanda is a
lawyer and wife of the former Labour MP for Gloucester Parmjit
Dhanda. Caravan park owners from Somerset
have been in Westminster to campaign against plans to raise the
tax on static caravans. Ministers say the 20% rate will raise �45
million pounds in the next five years, but campaigners say it'll
ruin the industry. Let us talk about the tax on a static caravans
stock is there nothing you will not tax? But as the last thing I would
tax. This will increase costs to the state. There are 36,000 people
in Somerset who are dependent on tourism related jobs. There are
fires Inns of caravans. The town is dependent. These caravans are made
in the north. Is this another version of the pass the tax? I are
rebelling on the church tax. That is affecting my constituency quite
badly. That is one tax too far. Caravans you call with? I have some
sympathy. These are ordinary people. Very often due off fee family's
gets together to buy a caravan. It cannot downgrade. You are talking
as if it says nothing to do with you. That is my part of being in
Andrew Neil and David Garmston with the latest political news, interviews and debate. Andrew is joined by the communities secretary Eric Pickles to discuss growth and regulation, plus he speaks to the Labour MP, Chris Bryant about the latest from the Leveson Inquiry and hears how two leading economists would get Britain's economy growing.