Police

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 Joan Ruddock Joan Ruddock Labour, Lewisham, Deptford 2:01 pm, 13th February 2013

My right hon. Friend will know that we believe one great success of the Labour Government in reducing crime was through the Safer Neighbourhood partnerships and the neighbourhood teams that under Labour were at the strength of one sergeant, two PCs and three police community support officers. Is he aware that the London Mayor is now proposing that such teams will include one PC, one PCSO and no dedicated sergeant? Surely that is a way to reduce community confidence and possibly allow for a rise in crime.