Police: Finance

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

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Photo of Zac Goldsmith Zac Goldsmith Conservative, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that areas with historically low levels of crime continue to receive necessary levels of funding for local police.

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

The 2015 Spending Review protected overall police spending in real terms. Since 2015/16 police forces have received broadly flat cash budgets and we are increasing investment in transformation, improved communications and technology capabilities

Decisions on the most effective use of the Metropolitan Police’s resources are for Chief Officers and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) who are held to account by the communities they serve.

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