Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Overtime bill shows need for more police

Government figures show that spending on overtime for police officers went up by nearly 50% in just five years. Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary, Chris Huhne said: 
“Spurious and unnecessary overtime must end but not at the expense of front-line 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.”
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