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The Conservatives have been making it up on police funding – Louise Haigh

Louise Haigh MP, Labour’s Shadow Policing and Crime Minister, responding to the NAO’s report on the financial sustainability of police, said:

“As violent crime surges and police resources are stretched to the limit, the Home Office has been relying on guesswork. Ministers haven’t got a clue whether or not forces are financially sustainable, if they are meeting their demands effectively or what the risk is to the public.

“The Tories have long claimed that the police have the resources they need, but today’s report reveals that the Conservatives have been making this up all along. It is symptomatic of the utter contempt the Government has shown for the safety and security of the public throughout.”