Police Funding

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd January 2017.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing) 12:00 am, 23rd January 2017

Whichever way you cut it, the cake is just too small. More than 20,000 police officers have been cut since 2010, and now we know from the Office for National Statistics that crime is twice as high as the Government say. When will the Minister recognise that the combination of high crime and low police numbers leaves the public at risk?