To ask the Secretary of State for Wales
(1) what assessment she has made of any link between levels of spending on policing in Wales and the number of front-line police officers in Wales;
(2) what estimate she has made of the effect on the number of police officers in Wales of reductions in spending on policing up to 2015;
(3) what discussions she has with ministerial colleagues on the effect of reductions in expenditure on policing on Wales.
I have regular discussions with ministerial colleagues about a range of matters relating to policing in Wales.
We have set a challenging but manageable funding settlement for the police service. It is a matter for the chief constable and the police authority in each force to determine the number of police officers that are deployed within the available resource.