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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th October 2018.

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Photo of Liz Twist Liz Twist Labour, Blaydon 12:00 am, 29th October 2018

Since 2010, Northumbria Police have had funding cuts of £140 million and seen 1,000 jobs lost. Now it faces an additional cost from employer pension contributions of £11 million, which is equivalent to 220 officers. Has the Minister pressed the Treasury to fund that cost before even more police jobs are lost?