Police: Financial Sustainability

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:44 pm on 12th September 2018.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Labour, Stretford and Urmston 12:44 pm, 12th September 2018

Over the summer, I spent a day with officers at Stretford police station, and I have to tell the Minister that I was quite shocked when I saw the extent of the pressure they are under. This is arising in part because of new demands on the police, including those relating to radical extremism, to child criminal exploitation and to additional requirements relating to disclosure. Will the Minister ensure not only that the police are funded adequately to meet their current needs but that there is a real understanding of these new and growing pressures?