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

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Chair, Transport Committee 1:53 pm, 19th December 2017

My constituents have seen what this Government have meant for local policing: fewer officers on their streets and crime on the rise. Will the Minister confirm that even though he must know that council tax is highly regressive, he is asking those same constituents, many of whom are low paid or on fixed incomes, to pay more while he will not provide a penny more and central Government grant is falling in real terms?