Question accordingly negatived.
Amendment proposed: 10, page 59, line 31, at end insert—
“(12) This section cannot come into force until the House of Commons approves a report under subsection 46(6) of the Police Act 1996 which guarantees no annual reduction in funding in real terms to local policing bodies in each financial year until 2020.” .—(Jack Dromey.)
This amendment would guarantee that police funding would be protected in a police grant settlement approved by Parliament before proposals to grant additional police powers to volunteers can be brought forward.
Question put, That the amendment be made.
The House divided:
Ayes 182, Noes 305.