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Derbyshire Police Authority

Volume 300: debated on Wednesday 5 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money has been given to Derbyshire county council through the revenue support grant for the county's police authority in each of the last three years. [13755]

The Derbyshire Police Authority is independent from the county council, an arrangement which was consequent on the Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994. It is the Police Authority which is responsible for setting the budget. The budget is made up of police grant, revenue support grant, non-domestic rates (the business rate) and the police authority precept raised through the council tax. Providing the revenue support grant figure on its own would be uninformative and I have therefore provided a table which shows how the total spending power was made up in the three years referred to in the question.

Derbyshire Police Authority
£ million
YearHome office grantRevenue support grantNon-domestic ratesPolice precept (Council tax)Total spending power
1995–9643.7613.7117.813.0288.3
1996–9746.3613.1419.713.392.5
1997–9848.0914.0918.8915.2896.3