Community Safety

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:35 pm on 21st February 2007.

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Photo of Stewart Stevenson Stewart Stevenson Scottish National Party 2:35 pm, 21st February 2007

Sir Willie Rae, who is the secretary of the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland and the chief constable of Strathclyde police, spoke at a joint meeting of the Justice 1 Committee and the Justice 2 Committee when we discussed budgets. He made the point that current funding takes into account the fact that a number of policemen are going to retire over the next couple of years. He said that there was no follow-on funding so he expected that police numbers would fall. Is he correct?