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Justice Secretary must explain police cuts to Parliament

September 30, 2012 10:40 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on findings which show Scotland's single police force is facing cuts of over £300 million over the next three years, with 550 civilian jobs to be cut immediately, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP said:

"These cuts are even worse than we feared, worse than those set out in the outline business case. The costly upheaval of centralising our local police forces will have a big impact on the effectiveness of the police.

"It's vital supportive staff that are to pay the price for the SNPs costly reorganisation. For years we have worked to create police forces with the right level of support staff to help our front line officers do their jobs. The SNP are reversing that good work pay for their obsession with centralising control.

"The Justice Secretary must come before parliament to explain himself."