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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th October 2018.

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Photo of Judith Cummins Judith Cummins Shadow Minister (International Trade) 12:00 am, 24th October 2018

West Yorkshire police has 900 fewer officers than it had eight years ago. The result is a 45% rise in violent and sexual crimes in my constituency this year. Now the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners has warned that the Government’s pension shortfall will cost £165 million and leave 4,000 fewer officers on our streets. For West Yorkshire alone, that will mean another 400 officers lost. Does the Prime Minister agree that this is a national scandal and that the police should be fighting crime, not fighting for funding?