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Police Grant Report

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:31 pm on 5th February 2019.

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Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department 4:31 pm, 5th February 2019

I am not going to give way.

I am delighted that police and crime commissioners up and down the country intend to use the settlement to do what the public want, which is to recruit additional police officers—300 more in London, 320 more in Manchester, 160 more in Bedfordshire, 58 more in Derbyshire, 270 more in Sussex, and 132 more in Yorkshire. Across the system, more than 2,500 more police officers are planned, plus 479 staff. That is the result of the police settlement that the Labour party intends to vote against.