Police Funding: Rural Areas

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons on 1st April 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Selous Andrew Selous Conservative, South West Bedfordshire

While welcoming the increased officer numbers and police funding that were announced recently, does the Minister share my concern that towns such as Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard have far fewer officers than they had many years ago? This needs to be urgently addressed in the spending review, as it is the first duty of a Government to keep their citizens safe.