Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:53 pm on 19th December 2017.

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Photo of Tony Lloyd Tony Lloyd Shadow Minister (Housing) 1:53 pm, 19th December 2017

Were I still a police and crime commissioner, I could not maintain the same level of policing on this budget, and the Minister must know that. The reality is that with inflationary pressures in general terms and the need to fund a legitimate police rise, and, on top of that, the increasing demand for policing services, it simply is not possible to maintain public safety. He really has got to stand up and tell the public the truth. This is not a fair settlement.