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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 Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham 1:07 pm, 22nd February 2017

I thank the Minister for finally giving way. I am sure that he is aware that Durham is the most outstanding police force in the UK for efficiency. Why has that not been rewarded in the settlement? For example, changes to the funding formula this year mean that the force in Durham will have £700,000 less in its budget than it had last year.