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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 Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston 1:07 pm, 22nd February 2017

When the Chancellor announced in 2016 that police budgets would continue to be protected in cash terms assuming council tax was maximised, I—like many others—welcomed the news. Last year’s cuts to grant funding were a uniform 0.6% and this year’s provisional settlement outlined a further 1.3% cut to direct resource funding. How does that square with what the Minister said?