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Police: West Midlands

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 23 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the percentage change in Government funding for West Midlands Police was over the last three years. (138778)

The information requested is set out in the following table.

Percentage change in total Government grants for West Midlands Police, 2005-06 to 2007-08

Total Government grants2,3(£ million)

Annual change in total grants(percentage)

2005-06

468.85

5.9

2005-061

468.02

2006-07

491.77

5.1

2007-08

516.83

5.1

1 Adjusted for comparison purposes following the transfer of pensions and security funding from general grant in 2006/07.

2 Total Government grant comprises: Home Office police grant, Department for Communities and Local Government revenue support grant and national non-domestic rates; special formula grant; specific grants: crime fighting fund, basic command unit funding, community support officer funding, neighbourhood policing fund and capital grant.

3 The minimum increase in general grant for all police authorities was 3.75 per cent. in 2005-06. The increase for West Midlands Police Authority was 6.81 per cent. In 2006-07 and 2007-08 there was a broadly flat rate increase for all police authorities of 3.1 per cent. and 3.6 per cent. respectively. West Midlands received increases of 3.4 per cent. and 3.8 per cent. respectively.