Cookies: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site. By continuing to use the site you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
House of Commons Hansard
x
27 February 2019
Volume 655
The edit just sent has not been saved. The following error was returned:
This content has already been edited and is awaiting review.

5. What assessment he has made of the effect of changes to policing budgets since 2015 on the effectiveness of Welsh police forces. [909426]

The edit just sent has not been saved. The following error was returned:
This content has already been edited and is awaiting review.

The Government understand that police demand is changing and becoming increasingly complex. That is why, after speaking to all police forces in England and Wales, we have provided a comprehensive funding settlement that increased total investment in the police by over £460 million in 2018-19.

The edit just sent has not been saved. The following error was returned:
This content has already been edited and is awaiting review.

By 2019-20, Gwent police will have seen a 26% cut in its core Government grant compared with 2010-11. Why do this Government keep making it more difficult for Gwent police to keep my constituents safe?

The edit just sent has not been saved. The following error was returned:
This content has already been edited and is awaiting review.

I remind the hon. Gentleman that the 2019-20 settlement provides total funding of up to £14 billion, and it is an increase of up to £970 million on the previous year. I would also politely remind him that the Labour party voted against that increased funding.