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

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Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Labour, Gedling 1:53 pm, 19th December 2017

What universe is the Minister living in? We have seen nearly 40% of police stations cut over the past seven years, thousands upon thousands of police officers cut, police community support officers cut, and police staff cut, and now we see a rise in violent crime. He refuses to acknowledge in his statement that it is proposed that police forces get the same cash from the centre as in 2017-18—a real-terms cut. That is what is going to happen to police forces like my own in Nottinghamshire and those up and down the country.