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Police Officer Safety

Part of Community Pharmacies – in the House of Commons at 4:20 pm on 2nd November 2016.

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Photo of Jack Dromey Jack Dromey Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Labour) 4:20 pm, 2nd November 2016

May I, too, pay tribute to my hon. Friend Holly Lynch for her outstanding work in bringing this debate to the Floor of the House of Commons? In the West Midlands police service, where the statistics are sound, 2,000 police officers have gone, violent crime is up by 20% and three police officers a day are being assaulted. Does my hon. Friend Ms Abbott agree that the price being paid, as a consequence of Government cuts, for the thin blue line becoming ever thinner, is not just putting the public at risk—