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Metropolitan Police Costs And Council Tax

EDM number 527 in 1996-97, proposed by Lynne Jones on 12/02/1997.

That this House is concerned that Londoners face a 14.4 per cent. increase in the share of council tax which goes to meet policing costs in the capital; is horrified that the Home Secretary has described this as 'a modest increase', particularly at a time when the overall number of police officers has fallen by 649, of whom 599 were police constables; recalls that the Prime Minister made a pledge to provide resources to increase police numbers nationally by 5000; demands to know where London's share of those extra resources has been spent; is concerned at the transfer of the burden of the cost of policing from central government to council taxpayers; wishes to know why Londoners are being asked to pay more for fewer police officers whilst experiencing the worst crime clear-up rate in the country; and calls upon the Home Secretary, in his capacity as the Police Authority for London, to arrange for a debate on policing in London at the earliest opportunity before the Dissolution.

This motion has been signed by a total of 22 MPs.

Lynne Jones13/02/1997Birmingham, Selly OakProposed
Ken Livingstone13/02/1997Brent EastSigned
Harry Cohen13/02/1997LeytonSigned
Jeremy Corbyn13/02/1997Islington NorthSigned
Neil Gerrard13/02/1997WalthamstowSigned
Mildred Gordon13/02/1997Bow and PoplarSigned
Diane Abbott13/02/1997Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Tony Banks13/02/1997Newham North WestSigned
Dennis Skinner14/02/1997BolsoverSigned
Tom Cox14/02/1997TootingSigned
Lawrence Cunliffe17/02/1997LeighSigned
Andrew Faulds17/02/1997Warley EastSigned
Clive Soley17/02/1997HammersmithSigned
Andrew MacKinlay18/02/1997ThurrockSigned
Michael Connarty18/02/1997Falkirk EastSigned
Alan Meale20/02/1997MansfieldSigned
Eric Clarke20/02/1997MidlothianSigned
Ian Davidson20/02/1997Glasgow, GovanSigned
Audrey Wise20/02/1997PrestonSigned
Mike Hall24/02/1997Warrington SouthSigned
Mike Gapes04/03/1997Ilford SouthSigned
John Gunnell05/03/1997Leeds South and MorleySigned

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