MP presses for fairer funding for Lincs police

Stephen Phillips MP. EMN-140714-175833001
Stephen Phillips MP. EMN-140714-175833001

Sleaford MP Stephen Phillips has been pushing for a fairer funding deal for Lincolnshire police.

In the House of Commons yesterday (Monday), Mr Phillips questioned Policing Minister Mike Penning on when a fundamental review of the police expenditure funding formula would be completed.

We need to ensure equitable funding for all police forces

Stephen Phillips MP

Mr Phillips said: “I pay tribute to my right hon. friend for his work with Lincolnshire police to ensure that we get a fairer funding formula.

“We need to ensure equitable funding for all police forces. When is the review likely to report, and when will we know the effects for Lincolnshire police and every other force in the country?”

The Minister replied: “We will work to a tight timescale for consulting and getting the funding formula in place. I hope that we can announce the consultation process in the next few weeks.

“I take this opportunity to praise front-line police and the chief constable in Lincolnshire — something that the Shadow Police Minister always forgets to do. They do a fantastic job, and we should praise them every day.”