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Public Expenditure: York

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the implications of the Comprehensive Spending Review for (a) police and (b) defence in the Vale of York. (159421)

The Comprehensive Spending Review sets the spending envelope for departments over the CSR07 period. Home Office resources will increase by 1.1 per cent. a year in real terms over the CSR 07 period. Regional police funding allocations from within the Home Office settlement are the remit of the Home Secretary and the provisional police grant settlement for the CSR07 period has yet to be announced. The CSR period will see planned defence expenditure increase by 1.5 per cent. in real terms.