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Police Grant Report

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:09 pm on 5th February 2019.

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Photo of Diane Abbott Diane Abbott Shadow Home Secretary 2:09 pm, 5th February 2019

I would never accuse the Home Secretary of being so petty. This is what the West Midlands police and crime commissioner said:

“This government funding does not come anywhere near to covering what the force requires…£25.6m is needed to cover extra pension costs, government-set pay increases and rising fuel costs this year.”