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Police cuts

Asked for a comment on police cuts, the PMS referred people back to what the Home Secretary said this morning and what the Prime Minister had previously said on the issue.

Put that it was for individual police authorities to distribute the budgets they had been given, the PMS said that this was the case. It was for Chief Constables to decide how they met their objectives, but the whole of public spending was subject to the Spending Review.

Put that the Government did not have control over how forces spent their budgets, the PMS said that the Home Secretary had made her views very clear today. There were ongoing discussions with the police before the Spending Review.

Asked whether it was wise for the Government to continue with the policy of electing Police Commissioners, the PMS replied that the Government’s policy on that was clear and remained the same.

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