Wednesday, October 20, 2004

A policeman's lot

Meeting with the Police Authority today as there was a mass lobby of parliament. Hampshire were meeting in relative comfort as Sally, in my office, had booked a committee room for the afternoon but most other areas were found lurking in available corners around parliament.
The issue is the usual one of a potential deficit in funding (as featured on the Today programme). I can't speak for the Labour MPs (only because I haven't had a chance to catch up with them) but MPs of both other colours will be actively pursuing this issue. We may have political differences but all are agreed that the police need to be adequately funded for the services they need to provide.