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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 19th November 2012.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May The Secretary of State for the Home Department 2:30 pm, 19th November 2012

The change that we have made as a Government is that we say to local police forces, “With the police and crime commissioners in place, it will be up to you to decide how you wish to have the staffing, and the numbers that you want”. That decision will be taken at police force area level, not dictated by the Home Office. I believe that that is right.