As it happened: MPs debate riots

Key points

  • Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs: "We will not allow a climate of fear to exist on our streets"
  • PM says police initially treated problems "as a public order issue" rather than criminality
  • Those whose homes or businesses were damaged will be able to seek compensation under Riot Damages Act, PM says
  • Labour leader Ed Miliband says MPs "stand shoulder to shoulder, united against the vandalism and violence".

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