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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

I am happy to commend the work that the Mayor of London as police commissioner and the deputy Mayor have done for several years, although the Mayor formally became a police and crime commissioner only in January this year. He has always emphasised recruiting and the number of constables who are out there and available. Obviously, the Met and the deputy Mayor, who has responsibility for crime and policing, are looking carefully at the Met’s budget to ensure that they can take out waste and that the money is spent cost effectively, as they said today, on recruiting more constables.