Opposition Day — Police Funding, Crime and Community Safety — 24 Feb 2016 at 18:50
The majority of MPs voted against real-terms protection for the police budget.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House
- recalls that the Chancellor announced in the Autumn Statement 2015 that there would be real-terms protection for police funding;
- notes that, based on the scale of cuts proposed, police budgets will fall by between nine and ten per cent over four years in real terms;
- further notes that the failure to provide real-terms protection for the police budget will lead to further cuts in police numbers in addition to the 18,357 police officers already lost since 2010;
- notes that the inclusion of cybercrime in crime statistics will show that crime has doubled;
- notes the heightened threat of a terrorist attack in the UK and the operational role of neighbourhood police in preventing such an attack; and
- calls on the Government to honour the Chancellor’s statement to the House and provide real-terms protection for the police budget.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||277 (+2 tell)||0||0||84.5%|
|Lab||0||185 (+2 tell)||0||81.0%|