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Policing

Part of Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:52 pm on 4th November 2015.

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Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy Conservative, South Ribble 4:52 pm, 4th November 2015

First, I am not nodding it through. That is why I am speaking. The right hon. Gentleman mentions the figure of 25%, but the police and crime commissioner has spoken of a figure of 40%. They are both speculation about something else.

I would like to speak about the funding formula. We are talking about cuts and safety, but we can have a safe country only if we provide a strong economy so that, in future, our children are safe. It is all very well saying, “Safer now,” but if we destroy the economy in the longer term, it will not be safer now or later.