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Police: Urban Areas

Question for Home Office

UIN HL14644, tabled on 25 March 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) cost, and (2) practicability, of establishing a police presence at sites in towns and cities that do not have police stations; and if so, what consideration they have given to such sites being staffed by volunteers, communicating with the nearest full police station as required.

Answered on

12 April 2021

On the 4th February 2021, the Government published a total police funding settlement of up to £15.8 billion in 2021/22, an increase of up to £636 million compared to 2020/21. Overall police funding available to PCCs will increase by up to £703 million (5.4% in cash terms) next year.

Decisions about the allocation of police resources and deployment of officers are for Chief Constables and democratically accountable PCCs. They are responsible for ensuring the needs of the local community are met.

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Home Office