Home Office written question – answered on 20th September 2017.

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Photo of Rebecca Long-Bailey Rebecca Long-Bailey Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the types of incidents police have provided an immediate response to in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18; and whether there has been any change in the ability of the police to respond to crimes such as burglary, shoplifting and anti-social behaviour.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

It is a matter for Chief Constables, working with their Police and Crime Commissioners, to manage their available resources according to local priorities.

Ministers have recently written to police leaders setting out a programme of engagement to better understand the impact of changing demands on the sector and what more can be done to improve productivity and efficiency.

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