I am seeking urgent clarification on funding for Welsh Police Forces following the Spring Statement.
The Chancellor, who delivered the Spring Statement today (13 March 2019), stated that:
“I can announce that The Prime Minister and I have decided, exceptionally, to make available immediately to the police forces in England an additional £100m over the course of the next year, ring-fenced pay for additional overtime targeted specifically on knife crime.”
I asked the Chancellor if this funding only applied to England as the Home Office is responsible for police funding in England and Wales and the lack of investment is unfair and unprecedented. Read more “Spring Statement: Police Funding”