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

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Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge Conservative, South Suffolk 1:53 pm, 19th December 2017

Of course, the money to pay for more police has to come from somewhere. I am happy to accept the principle that communities choosing to have more resource should pay more towards it, but the proviso must clearly be that they definitively see more warranted officers. Does my hon. Friend accept that in counties such as Suffolk, communities are clear that they want such officers to have a more visible presence in our villages and rural areas, as well as in our towns?