Northumbria Police

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons on 25th February 2019.

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Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

Of course, the statistic the hon. Gentleman omits is that the other key thing about 2010 was that this country was then dealing with the largest deficit in our public finances in peacetime history. Over the years we have taken action to tackle that and get the public finances under control—opposed by Labour—and we are now creating the conditions for increased public investment in policing, again opposed by Labour.