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Police Cuts

Put that following the Inspectorate of Constabularies report, did the Government now accept that police numbers were likely to fall, the PMS said that the Government had made clear that the police, as with other public services, were facing tough times and we had to meet the challenges of dealing with the deficit.

Like other public services, the police needed to find the efficiencies in order to protect their frontline role and cut the bureaucracy behind it.

Put that it had been suggested that numbers would still need to come down even with changes in working practises and efficiency savings, the PMS replied that Nick Herbert had commented on this report this morning and had broadly agreed with the view that the increase in police numbers had not necessarily been reflected in the increase in the visibility of the police. He had also said that there were areas where more efficiencies could be found, such as greater force collaboration and through the reduction of bureaucracy.

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