Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:18 pm on 14th May 2019.

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Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry Independent, Broxtowe 4:18 pm, 14th May 2019

I want to come back to the Secretary of State’s answer to my intervention. I am worried because, if I may say so, it is rather simplistic to say—I think this is what he said—that because the levels are falling we can accordingly reduce the amount of money being spent on those services. I would suggest that he listen to the experts and the evidence, because I suspect they will say that we must continue to invest to make sure those reductions continue and to take account of any eventualities. Police spending is a good example of how Government can cut too far.