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David Hanson MP, Labour's Shadow Policing Minister, responding to the Home Secretary’s statement on the Future of the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), said:

"This Government is implementing reforms to policing which are already late and are still to be finalised. As a result of today’s announcement the policing landscape remains muddled with many questions still to be answered.

“Whilst we welcomed the contribution of Peter Neyroud’s review into the policing leadership challenge, there is still concern about how the functions of the soon to be abolished NPIA will be carried out.

“The plan to centralise information and communications technology isn’t finalised and there is no clear framework for how the police will drive value for money.    

“The Government need to do more, to engage with the police, to ensure that training, technology and improvement work is not put at risk.

“The Government is ploughing ahead with huge cuts and chaotic reforms which is why Labour has commissioned the Independent Review of Policing.”

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