Swingeing Cuts To Welsh Police Force

Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): Over the past five years the Welsh police force has seen swingeing cuts, with an average of over 10% being cut from front-line staff across the force.

 

Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon) (Lab): Over the past five years the Welsh police force has seen swingeing cuts, with an average of over 10% being cut from front-line staff across the force. What plans does the right hon. Gentleman have to ensure that Wales continues to have a functioning police force?

Mike Penning: I think it is a disgrace that anybody should run down the excellent work that the police force does in their constituency. Police forces in Wales are doing a simply fantastic job. Crime is down, and we can prove that because the figures are there for us to see. The hon. Gentleman should stop running down the police and support them.