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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Laura Smith Laura Smith Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) 12:00 am, 11th September 2018

This is further to the points raised by my hon. Friends the Members for Ilford North (Wes Streeting) and for Weaver Vale (Mike Amesbury). In the light of the National Audit Office’s recent comments that there are signs that police forces are struggling to deliver effective services, and that the Government do not know whether the police system is financially sustainable, what real reassurance can the Chancellor give me that police forces will be given a real increase in funding, so that they can cope with growing demand?