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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 Andy Burnham Andy Burnham Labour, Leigh 1:07 pm, 22nd February 2017

The public all over the country are noticing a reduction in visibility of neighbourhood policing and in responsiveness by the police. They will struggle to match what they see on the ground with the complacent statements that have been made in the House today. Let me remind the Minister—we need accuracy on this because police officers on the front line deserve it—that the promise of the 2015 spending review was “real-terms protection” for the police throughout this Parliament. Has he met that promise, yes or no?