Home Office Questions: 16th October 2017

Anna Soubry (Broxtowe) (Con)
Nottinghamshire police has decided, without any consultation and with hardly any notice—literally, a note under the clerk’s door—to end community policing in Kimberley and Nuthall in my constituency. I do not expect the Minister to comment on the merits of the decision, but does he agree that in community policing, it is really important to work with and communicate with communities?

Mr Hurd
I could not agree with my right hon. Friend more. It is not for me to comment on the individual decision. Nottinghamshire police does a good job and it has difficult decisions to take, but when it takes such decisions, it must make sure that it takes the community with it, particularly on an issue as sensitive as community policing.