Police Funding Settlement

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:10 pm on 13th December 2018.

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Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department 1:10 pm, 13th December 2018

I do not think my constituents would consider £172 million of increased investment in London policing, if that is what the Mayor enables, to be a small, tiny step; I think most people would recognise that to be a large amount of money. They want the police to have more support and welcome the fact that the Met are recruiting additional officers, yet the hon. Lady joins other Labour MPs in punching the same old tune on the jukebox, which completely ignores the economic reality that the last Labour Government ran out of money and ran up the biggest budget deficit in the history of this country, and it was our responsibility to sort that out.