Police Funding, Crime and Community Safety

Part of Opposition Day — [19th Allotted Day] — Transitional State Pension Arrangements for Women – in the House of Commons at 5:00 pm on 24th February 2016.

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Photo of Debbie Abrahams Debbie Abrahams Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) 5:00 pm, 24th February 2016

Kit Malthouse is trying to suggest that there is no link between crime and the reduction in support and funding for police services. In Greater Manchester, £8.5 million and 1,600 staff have been cut, and we know that there has been an increase in crime. In my constituency, the number of burglaries has doubled year on year. Is that not the effect of what the Government are doing?