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 Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

I hope the right hon. Gentleman would welcome the additional public investment in North Wales police, as seems to be the case. That is part of a trend, which I hope he would welcome, of increased public investment in policing. If we want more to go into policing, we have to pay as taxpayers. Whether it comes from central Government or local government is not the point. He will know that most funding for local policing comes from the taxpayer through the centre. I will take no lectures on precepts from the Labour party, which doubled council tax when it was in power.