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Home Office written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Labour, Delyn

What discussions she has had with Police and Crime Commissioners on the level of the police precept for 2018-19.

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

Before the police funding settlement, I spoke and received written submissions from leaders in police forces in England and Wales. Police leaders - especially in England where referendum limits apply - were clear that they wanted additional flexibility to increase funding through precept. I heard their messages and responded by allowing increases of an average £1 per month in England, enabling each PCC to maintain their funding in real terms next year.

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