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Part of Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:10 pm on 4th November 2015.

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Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Conservative, Cheltenham 4:10 pm, 4th November 2015

I am sorry, but I am not going to give way. Gloucestershire’s officers are doing an excellent job of making important reforms while continuing to deliver on the public’s priorities. The truth is that further savings can be made, be it through collaboration—emergency services collaboration, where appropriate—procurement or reallocation to the frontline. Measures can be taken by which we face the financial reality but keep our people safe, too. We should back our police officers. They have done it in the past and they will do it again.