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 Richard Burden Richard Burden Labour, Birmingham, Northfield 1:41 pm, 5th February 2019

May I press the Home Secretary a little more on these figures? I am talking about the support that local forces get from his Department, not what is being passed on to local council tax payers. The West Midlands PCC has estimated that simply to stand still West Midlands police force needs an increase in excess of £24 million. As the additional amount the Home Secretary is putting forward is just over £15 million, how is that anything other than a real-terms cut?