Dorset PCC Thanks Chancellor For Listening - Response To Comprehensive Spending Review
Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, Martyn Underhill, has welcomed today’s announcement by the Chancellor George Osborne that policing will face no cuts.
It follows concerted lobbying by Mr Underhill and other PCCs across the country, warning against cutting policing budgets following the Paris attacks.
Mr Underhill said: “I asked the Chancellor to do the right thing in relation to police funding and I thank the Government for taking into account the views of PCCs and Chief Constables across the country. The public voice was strong around public protection and all credit to the Government for listening. However, the devil is in the detail and we await the outcome of our local settlement in December. On the surface, this is what I have been fighting for and I am delighted. Policing needs investment and protection, not cuts.”
The Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) details spending allocations for policing over the term of this Parliament. The full details on how this will impact on Dorset Police budgets will not be known until 16 December 2015, when local figures are announced.
It is vital the public continue to share their views on what areas of policing are most important to them. They can do this via our dedicated website at http://yourview.dorset.police.uk.