Government Reductions in Policing

Part of Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 8:09 pm on 4th April 2011.

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Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Conservative, Daventry 8:09 pm, 4th April 2011

Perhaps the hon. Lady can understand why the public are slightly confused about the numbers. Since 1994, police numbers have gone up by 16%, but back-room staff numbers have gone up by 54%. The public wonder about the productivity of the back-room staff because crime figures are not exactly moving in the right direction very quickly.