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.