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Expenditure Reductions: Policing

Volume 515: debated on Thursday 16 September 2010

9. What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the effects on front-line policing in Wales of planned expenditure reductions. (13141)

The question of funding for the police is a matter that will have to await the comprehensive spending review, but I am heartened by the comments of the National Audit Office and the Wales Audit Office about how it should be possible to effect reductions of £1 billion without any effect at all on front-line policing.

[Official Report, 8 September 2010, Vol. 515, c. 310.]

Letter of correction form David Jones:

An error has been identified in the response provided to the hon. Member for Islwyn (Chris Evans) during Welsh oral questions on 8 September 2010.

The Minister intended to refer to a report by the Wales Audit Office, the Audit Commission and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Policing. The Minister did not intend to refer to the National Audit Office in his response.