Policing (Peterborough and Cambridgeshire)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:44 pm on 20th February 2008.

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Photo of Malcolm Moss Malcolm Moss Conservative, North East Cambridgeshire 3:44 pm, 20th February 2008

I apologise for my late arrival, but I was in the Foreign Affairs Committee, which is producing an important report. Otherwise, I would have liked to have spoken in this debate.

The key issue is that the Government seem to be making some allowance for migrant workers and the growth in population by giving additional moneys to local authorities with problems associated with migration, and yet on the police side there is not the same recognition of the problem. As Cambridgeshire Members, we cannot understand why the same kind of approach cannot be made towards policing, so that additional money could be provided both for local authorities and for the policing of what are real problems on the ground.