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Police: Finance

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 12 September 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what total amount of funding was provided for each police authority in (a) 1997, (b) 2002 and (c) 2007. (155290)

The information requested is set out in the following table.

The amounts include Government general formula grant, specific grants, capital grant and local funding raised through the police precept on council tax.

Total funding for police authorities in England and Wales

£ million

Police authority

1997-98

2002-03

2007-08

Avon and Somerset

163.9

210.1

286.7

Bedfordshire

61.8

80.5

103.8

Cambridgeshire

70.2

96.6

128.3

Cheshire

104.1

133.1

179.0

Cleveland

77.2

103.6

134.5

Cumbria

61.0

78.2

108.1

Derbyshire

100.0

131.3

169.3

Devon and Cornwall

162.0

214.8

290.6

Dorset

72.1

93.6

126.6

Durham

74.9

95.7

132.3

Essex

162.7

215.4

275.3

Gloucestershire

61.7

80.0

112.2

Hampshire

184.8

241.0

317.3

Hertfordshire

95.3

141.2

187.2

Humberside

110.3

138.9

187.7

Kent

177.8

229.7

310.6

Lancashire

172.0

217.0

292.1

Leicestershire

99.8

130.4

172.0

Lincolnshire

67.5

85.9

110.1

Norfolk

83.5

113.0

154.6

Northamptonshire

66.2

86.6

120.6

North Yorkshire

75.5

102.6

143.4

Nottinghamshire

124.4

157.9

200.0

Staffordshire

118.2

144.8

193.1

Suffolk

65.0

87.2

117.3

Surrey

93.9

139.1

197.6

Sussex

161.4

205.6

274.6

Thames Valley

216.7

282.5

388.6

Warwickshire

52.5

70.5

92.2

West Mercia

111.3

155.3

206.1

Wiltshire

65.4

83.9

109.9

Shires

3,311.6

4,344.5

5,820.3

Greater Manchester

363.0

445.3

596.8

Merseyside

241.3

294.3

367.4

Northumbria

202.7

237.1

309.3

South Yorkshire

164.9

205.6

267.6

West Midlands

363.9

444.7

591.1

West Yorkshire

275.5

350.7

451.1

Prov Mets

1,611.1

1,977.5

2,583.1

Metropolitan

1,769.4

2,291.7

3,123.2

Total England

6,692.0

8,613.6

11,526.6

Dyfed-Powys

50.9

71.4

97.1

Gwent

66.0

89.9

120.4

North Wales

73.7

102.5

145.5

South Wales

161.8

206.0

266.7

Total Wales

352.2

469.7

629.5

Total England and Wales

7,044.2

9,083.2

12,156.0

Notes:

1. Excludes City of London Police.

2. Total funding is made up of government general formula grant, specific grants, capital grant and local funding raised through the police precept on council tax.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to announce the 2008-09 funding settlement for police authorities. (155291)

I expect the announcement to take place with the Local Government Finance Provisional Settlement in late November/early December.