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Police (Expenditure)

Volume 940: debated on Wednesday 30 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what specal allocation of funds following the Chancellor's statement will be available to police provision in Scotland in Strathclyde and in Mary-hill in particular.

My right hon. Friend has assumed for the purposes of the rate support grant settlement for 1978–79 that an additonal £1 million will be spent on the law, order and protective services programme in Scotland, all of which is expected to be taken up by expenditure on the police. It is not possible at this stage to say how much of this money will be spent in Strathclyde. In addition my right hon. Friend has made £0·3 million available for additional capital expenditure on the police, over £0·2 million of which has been allocated to Strathclyde. It is for the police authority to determine in what areas they spend the additional police resources.