Police Grant Report

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:41 pm on 5th February 2019.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for the Home Department 1:41 pm, 5th February 2019

The hon. Gentleman makes an important point. Because of the change in demand caused by the rising demand of certain crimes and by the complexity of certain crimes, it is important to make sure that the Home Office, the National Police Chiefs Council and others are continually looking at this. I am not convinced that a royal commission is the answer, because it may lead to decisions being delayed or not being made, but he makes an important general point about making sure we are on top of what is needed by considering the changes and the complexity of crime.