Police Numbers (Greater Manchester)
Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department
Nick Herbert (Minister of State, Justice; Arundel and South Downs, Conservative)
I have defined it on a number of occasions, including in a written answer. Let me repeat it for the hon. Gentleman: front-line policing
“includes neighbourhood policing, response policing and criminal investigation.”—[Hansard, 8 February 2011; Vol. 523, c. 194W.]
There can be savings in the back and middle offices, as at least a third of all spending is in those areas. If he thinks that there is no definition of front-line policing, how can he be so confident that there will be cuts in the front line? His position is nonsense.