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EDM (Early Day Motion) 911: tabled on 06 February 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is concerned by figures regarding police officer and staff figures across the West Midlands and Coventry; notes that since 2010 there has been a reduction in the total workforce of 2,000 and a reduction of £145 million in budget; further notes that in 2017-18 West Midlands Police received £444.1 million and in 2018-19 West Midlands Police is due to receive the same figure, which means there will be a real terms cut in government funding once inflation is taken into account; believes that these drastic reductions in staff and front line officers will have a detrimental effect on the reporting of crime as well as the safety of citizens across the West Midlands; and calls on the Government to support police officers and staff by providing adequate support as well as ensuring front line police staff numbers are returned to pre-2010 figures.