Police: Expenditure Cuts

House of Lords written question – answered on 23rd July 2012.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lord Condon Lord Condon Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure the three forces identified in the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary report Policing in Austerity: One year On as being particularly vulnerable to failing to provide an efficient service to the public will come forward with more acceptable proposals for responding to their reduced budgets.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley The Minister of State, Home Department

It is for chief officers, in conjunction with their police authorities and in the Metropolitan Police Force area the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime, to ensure that they have plans which will deliver their required budget reductions whilst continuing to provide efficient and effective policing services for the public. We expect that forces will pay close attention to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary's findings as they continue to refine their plans.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.