Around The House

Defence cuts and Police and Crime Commissioners are among the subjects discussed in tonight's programme.

Helen Ford presents Around The House tonight (Thursday 20th June) at 11.35pm on ITV.

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Around The House debates Police and Crime Commissioners

Police and Crime Commissioners were elected in November to oversee every force in England.

The responsibilities of PCCs include overseeing budgets and strategy. The Government says they will make forces more accountable to the public.

The role, though, had a controversial start as so few voters turned out for last autumn's election.

Recently, the Home Affairs Select Committee called for better scrutiny of Commissioners.

Helen Ford discussed PCCs with the Conservative MP for Skipton and Ripon, Julian Smith and the Labour MP for Houghton and Sunderland South, Bridget Phillipson, who is also a member of the Home Affairs Committee.

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