Policing (England and Wales)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:27 pm on 24th February 2020.

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Photo of Diane Abbott Diane Abbott Shadow Home Secretary 6:27 pm, 24th February 2020

My right hon. Friend raises a key point about the precept. Ministers like to claim that by generously allowing PCCs to raise a greater precept, they are somehow doing them a favour. The truth is that reliance on money raised by the precept hits poorer communities that have lower house prices harder. It is not equitable to be endlessly praying in aid the precept, rather than providing proper funding from the centre.