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

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Photo of Stella Creasy Stella Creasy Labour/Co-operative, Walthamstow 1:53 pm, 19th December 2017

Residents in Walthamstow are deeply perturbed following a rise in violent gang and drug-related crime, and the evidence from the Met commissioner herself that London is losing 3,000 police officers in the coming years. No mobile app is going to address that. It is individuals, not iPads, that people want to see on their streets. Can the Minister confirm that he will make available to the Met the money needed to keep those 3,000 police officers, or is “flat real” a crime against the English language?