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

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Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department 1:53 pm, 19th December 2017

Yes, I can give that undertaking, and I am more than happy to maintain that conversation with Mr Jones as well. I have visited Suffolk police, as I have visited Durham police, and had conversations with Suffolk MPs. I know that the settlement is a step on a journey, which is why we are keen to signal the direction of travel for 2019-20 in the written statement, but the facts of the matter remain: this represents an increase of £450 million in investment in our policing system in England and Wales. I hope that colleagues across the House, once they have digested that, will welcome it.