UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Government should cut ID cards not police says Huhne

Press Release   •   Dec 03, 2009 10:22 GMT

“The Liberal Democrats would protect front-line policing and put thousands more officers on the streets,” said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary.

Commenting on today’s policing White Paper which calls for police forces to make savings of £500m, Chris Huhne said:

“The police should make efficiency savings, but it is difficult to see how these cuts will not affect front-line policing without reform of working practices.

“If the Home Secretary wants to save money, an obvious place is the millions being lavished on the ineffective and intrusive ID card scheme.

“The Liberal Democrats would protect front-line policing and put thousands more officers on the streets.”