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Policing

Part of Opposition Day — [9th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:58 pm on 4th November 2015.

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Photo of Wes Streeting Wes Streeting Labour, Ilford North 4:58 pm, 4th November 2015

We face a similar situation in London, where the future of PCSOs is under threat. Were they to go, which is entirely possible—likely, indeed—the loss of intelligence and visible police presence on our streets would drive a coach and horses through traditional community-based policing. I am sorry to hear that that is the case in Merseyside. I am worried it will be the case in London too.