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Topical Questions

Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Secretary of State for the Home Department

My hon. Friend will know that the deployment of Tasers is an operational matter for chief constables, and it is obviously for them to determine the number of Tasers for officers. However, we have introduced a £10 million Taser fund, and that funding will mean that over 10,000 more officers in England and Wales will have the opportunity to carry a Taser.