UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Overtime bill shows need for more police says Huhne

Press Release   •   Feb 10, 2010 09:41 GMT

"The Liberal Democrats are the only party committed to putting 3,000 more police on the street," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary.

Commenting on Government figures which show that spending on overtime for police officers went up by nearly 50% in just five years, Chris Huhne said:

“Spurious and unnecessary overtime must end but not at the expense of frontline policing.

“Three quarters of forces have made it clear that large overtime expenditure is due to a lack of police.

“That is why the Liberal Democrats are the only party committed to putting 3,000 more police on the street.”