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Policing

Part of Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 2:18 pm on 4th November 2015.

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Photo of Andy Burnham Andy Burnham Shadow Home Secretary 2:18 pm, 4th November 2015

“Proportion”—people will hear how the Home Secretary is trying to spin it. Let us deal in people, shall we, rather than proportions. Between 12,000 and 13,000 officers lost, police community support officers lost, and all at a time when crime is beginning to go up. She wants to take away 22,000 more. I say in all sincerity to the Home Secretary that with crime on the rise this is no time to cut the police.