Local Government Funding: Crime and Disorder

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 13th January 2020.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Labour, Cambridge

The front five pages of the Cambridge News today detail a series of knife crime incidents, drug dealing and general social disorder, which is causing huge concern to my constituents. When I talk to the police about it, they tell me that one of the key reasons is the cuts to all those preventive, early intervention services that have happened over the last few years. Can the Government today please look again at those cuts to local government? They are not cost-effective; they are costing us more and causing huge crime levels and misery.