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Police Grant

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:34 pm on 22nd February 2017.

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Photo of Gerald Jones Gerald Jones Shadow Minister (Wales) 1:34 pm, 22nd February 2017

Does my hon. Friend agree that the 4.9% real-terms cut in Gwent police and 5.3% real-terms cut in South Wales police will put frontline policing at risk in those areas? I have spent some time with frontline police as part of the police service parliamentary scheme, and the frontline officers I have met certainly do not recognise the rosy picture painted by the Minister.