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North Wales Police Authority

Volume 457: debated on Friday 23 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total budget of the North Wales Police Authority was in (a) cash and (b) real terms in each of the last 20 years. (118185)

The available information is set out in the following table.

Prior to 1995-96 budgets for shire districts were the responsibility of county councils and are not readily available. In April 1995 new police authorities were set up in the shire areas taking all responsibilities from county councils.

North Wales Police Authority budgets 1995-96 to 2006-07

£ million

Budget requirement

Real terms

1995-961

66.0

1996-97

69.1

85.8

1997-98

71.3

86.0

1998-99

73.9

87.0

1999-2000

79.6

91.8

2000-01

84.0

95.6

2001-02

89.5

99.4

2002-03

93.5

100.8

2003-04

104.6

109.5

2004-05

115.2

117.3

2005-062,3

120.7

120.7

2005-06 (Adj)

113.6

113.6

2006-07

118.7

115.6

1 In April 1995 new police authorities were set up in the shire areas taking all policing responsibilities away from county councils. 2 2005-06 figures are not directly comparable with 2006-07 due to the transfer of pensions and security arrangements from general grant to specific grants in 2006-07. 3 Real terms at 2005-06 prices using GDP deflator at 21 December 2006. Source: Welsh Assembly Government