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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 Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing and the Fire Service) 1:07 pm, 22nd February 2017

My hon. Friend, as always, make a very good point that outlines one of the realities of the way in which policing is changing. That is why it is important to have local decision making in policing, with locally accountable police and crime commissioners who understand the needs of their local areas and are able to direct their resources where they need them based on the demands of their area.