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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 agree. The precept is a tax, and Ministers know perfectly well that urban forces tend to be able to raise less per head from council tax than those in more rural areas. Urban forces such as the Metropolitan police and the West Midlands, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire forces rely more on central Government grants for their funding than rural forces.