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Police Grant

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:48 pm on 22nd February 2017.

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Photo of Steve Rotheram Steve Rotheram Labour, Liverpool, Walton 1:48 pm, 22nd February 2017

The hon. Gentleman is talking about confidence in the police. Just last night in my constituency, a convicted murderer, who was taken to the local hospital in a taxi, absconded because a taxi was called to return him back to prison. Is not the fact that police numbers are a factor in how prisoners are taken to and from appointments outside prison part of the problem of confidence that the hon. Gentleman is talking about, and do we not need a review of police numbers?