Report on Recent Terrorist Attacks

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:50 pm on 5th December 2017.

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Photo of Mark Pritchard Mark Pritchard Conservative, The Wrekin 1:50 pm, 5th December 2017

It is right that the Government have increased funding for GCHQ, the Security Service and the Secret Intelligence Service. The Home Secretary mentioned announcing new police budgets soon. What can the Government do to encourage chief constables, city mayors, and police and crime commissioners in the West Mercia, West Midlands and Greater Manchester regions and elsewhere to ensure that those police budgets are targeted in such a way that they support regional and smaller Special Branch units, not just the national agencies?