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Police Grant

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:07 pm on 22nd February 2017.

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Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak Conservative, Richmond (Yorks) 1:07 pm, 22nd February 2017

I thank the Minister for his engagement with the North Yorkshire PCC on exactly these issues and the challenges of rural policing. May I urge him to consider the recommendations of his Department’s technical reference group, which has concluded that population is the best predictor of police demand and should therefore be a key part of any future funding formula for rural areas?