Policing

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

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union) 1:53 pm, 19th December 2017

The Met commissioner and Sara Thornton have both said that tackling terrorism places a heavy burden on all aspects of policing. At the last general election, the Liberal Democrats called for the Government to spend £300 million extra on community policing. How much more does the Minister think will be spent on community policing to enable those officers to assist with tackling not only terrorism but antisocial behaviour, violent crime, and domestic violence?