The government has responded to claims by the Police Federation that Greater Manchester Police will have so few resources left after cuts people will only ever see policemen if they're arrested.
Mike Penning, Minister for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Victims, said:
Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Manchester to protest over frontline cuts to NHS services.
The downgrading of A&E departments, ward closures, job cuts and privatisation are just some of the proposals being but forward to save money.
Hundreds of protestors have been in Manchester to demonstrate against the government's so- called Bedroom Tax. The measures will cut the amount of money social housing tenants get for living in properties classed as having spare bedrooms.
Hundreds of campaigners have taken part in a march against spending cuts in central Manchester. Protesters made their way through the city centre to Manchester Town Hall.
Anti- cuts protestors have taken to the streets in two major demonstrations in the North west.
Trades Union members joined protest groups marching in Manchester and Liverpool against the Chancellor's Autumn statement, claiming the poorest are being hardest hit.
Victoria Grimes reports.
Across Greater Manchester cuts and closures in the NHS are being opposed from Trafford, Wigan, and Bolton. The Manchester march will be supported by health campaigners from across the region.