Hull North MP Diana Johnson today asked the Prime Minister about the fall in prosecutions since 2010 of those sexually exploiting children - as police funding has been cut.This follows the Prime Minister yesterday designating child sexual abuse as a "national threat".Diana Johnson MP said: "Yesterday the Prime Minister rightly designated child sexual exploitation as a national threat."Sadly, the police are receiving more reports of abuse than ever before but there are fewer investigations and prosecutions than in 2010/11."In this time, 16,000 police officers have been cut.
Lib Dem MPs this afternoon (Tuesday 10 February) voted down Labour's plan to save 1,100 police officers from being cut next year.
The choice presented to the House of Commons today was:
Tory plan 1,100 officers cut in 2015/16 and no plans to help the police make savings, so that frontline policing is hit again.
Labour plan saving 1,100 officers in 2015/16 by making savings on gun licencing, procurement and Police and Crime Commissioners.