Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Police Budgets protected in real terms

A little early to break out the champagne given that we still do not know exactly how the budget will be allocated between different police forces.

But on the face of it, the announcement in today's Autumn Statement that the overall police budget will be maintained in real terms should make it an awful lot more likely that the police forces in Cumbria and the rest of the North West will have enough money to maintain a first-class service to protect the public.

Obviously the government has decided that after what happened in Paris the other week this is not the time to be making big cuts in policing.

I welcome this and am sure that the thousands of residents of Cumbria who signed the petition to protect our police funding will feel the same way.

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