Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons on 16th January 2019.

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Photo of David Crausby David Crausby Labour, Bolton North East

In March 2010, Greater Manchester police had 8,148 police officers and the chief constable wanted 10,000. By June 2018, we had 6,199, and the numbers are still going down. The incidence of crime is rising right across Bolton, and is it any wonder? More importantly, is it acceptable that the police are failing to attend violent attacks and systematic drug-dealing locations?