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Part of Science, Technology and Engineering (Careers Information in Schools) – in the House of Commons at 2:01 pm on 13th February 2013.

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Photo of Jeremy Browne Jeremy Browne The Minister of State, Home Department 2:01 pm, 13th February 2013

What I should have said is, “Vote for me in Taunton Deane and crime will fall by 11% in two years”, but I was too modest to do so. I said in my speech today that the budget for policing was falling by 1.9% for 2013-14, compared with 2012-13, and that the central grant would be £8.7 billion. My hon. Friend Dr Huppert has asked a straightforward question: what would the central grant figure be if Labour were in government today?