Saqib raised the issue of the closure of Solihull Police Station during questions to the Minister for Crime and Policing on 17th January.
Speaking in the Commons, Saqib said:
"Mr Speaker, I am pleased that the government is well on its way to delivering on its pledge to deliver 20,000 police officers.
"867 of them are in the West Midlands.
"But, does my Hon. Friend agree with me that the decision to close Solihull Police Station by the Labour Police and Crime Commissioner goes a long way in undermining safety and security for my constituents in Meriden, in the north and in the south of my constituency?"
The Minister for Crime and Policing replied:
"Well, Mr Speaker, the Hon, Gentleman would know there was a passionate adjournment debate, just the other night, to discuss issues in West Midlands policing, and I did say during that debate, it is strange that at a time of unprecedented expansion in UK policing, the impression is being given in his constituency and elsewhere of a retreat.
"I was in the West Midlands on Thursday and I know that the Chief Constable and others are working hard to get on top, but I would hope that in the light of the expansion of policing in his part of the world that he has talked about, their property strategy would be reviewed again.'