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Crime: Police Numbers - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:57 pm on 22nd October 2019.

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Photo of Lord Grocott Lord Grocott Labour 2:57 pm, 22nd October 2019

Are Home Office Ministers aware of the enormous pressures that police feel are upon them as a result of their numbers reducing over the last few years, as fewer and fewer policemen are expected to deal with more and more issues? If the Minister is not aware of that, can she give some indication to the House of how many individual chief constables feel that they are understaffed, so that some specific way can be found to fill up the obvious deficiency?