I had the opportunity to ask the new Home Secretary how many rest days are owed to police officers in England and Wales. We know that 200,000 rest days are owed in the Metropolitan Police alone. Due to cuts police are unable to take the leave they deserve which stretches them too thin. Our police officers need to be well rested so that they can keep us safe.
The new Home Secretary didn’t know. He may be new to the job but he should know what the resourcing levels are like for Welsh and English police forces. I will now table a written question to see if anyone in the Government knows or if they are simply running the police on officers who are stretched to thin.