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Part of Debate on the Address – in the House of Commons at 7:20 pm on 21st June 2017.

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Photo of Meg Hillier Meg Hillier Labour/Co-operative, Hackney South and Shoreditch 7:20 pm, 21st June 2017

One area of police funding that we on the Public Accounts Committee examined as long ago as 2015 was the impact on police services of cuts in other public services, whereby the police became the responder of first and last resort, for example, on mental health. Does my right hon. Friend agree that that is an additional pressure, which is clearly causing pressures in her borough, too?