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Police Expenditure

Volume 167: debated on Monday 12 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give details of available information on the new system of capital expenditure control for the police service, which is to become operative from 1 April.

Home Office circular 35/1989, issued last July, gave early information about the new arrangements. Further details have been circulated to local authorities, including police authorities, by the Department of the Environment, in a consultative circular issued on 11 January 1990 and in the draft Local Authorities (Capital Finance) Regulations 1990 issued on 2 February. Police authorities will be informed of their allocations of capital grant and supplementary credit approvals for 1990–91 as soon as possible.