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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:38 pm on 12th November 2018.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South 3:38 pm, 12th November 2018

Surely the Minister must recognise that the only way we are going to deal adequately with violent crime, particularly in the west midlands, is by having an adequate number of police. We have lost 3,000 policemen over the past two or three years, and surely they have to be restored. More importantly, the police rely on intelligence, which is why we need more community policemen, as that is the best way to deal with crime.