Call for reassurance over Lancashire police cash

LEP and Clitheroe Advertiser'STOCK PHOTOGRAPH - Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans

LEP and Clitheroe Advertiser'STOCK PHOTOGRAPH - Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans

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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has called on Home Office Minister Mike Penning to guarantee Lancashire Police will continue to receive adequate funding.

Speaking in the House of Commons chambers, the Minister responded: “Crime is down by a fifth across the country and by nine per cent in the Ribble Valley because we have proven that you can do more with less.”

Speaking after the debate Mr Evans said: “The safety and security of citizens is a Government’s most important task and it is vital that Lancashire Constabulary have enough resources and police numbers to keep the public safe.

“This is particularly true in areas such as the Ribble Valley where residents pay their taxes and deserve the same level of service, even when crime is low.”