Policing

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

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Photo of Dan Carden Dan Carden Labour, Liverpool, Walton 1:53 pm, 19th December 2017

The stark reality in Merseyside is that we have lost 1,000 police officers and £100 million from our budget, and we have rising crime—violent crime and gun crime. Merseyside MPs have lobbied Ministers time and again to deal with the financial problems in our police force. Our chief constable, Andy Cooke, has described the force as being “stretched to the limits” in a way he has never seen before. Are the Government really proud of their record on protecting British citizens on our streets?