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Police: Finance

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much funding was allocated per head of population to each police authority in England and Wales in each year since 1997; (172868)

(2) what the total police grant funding was for each police authority in each year since 1997.

The information requested is set out in the table.

The Government do not distribute grant to police authorities purely on the basis of population. The police funding formula uses a range of data relating to demographic and social characteristics to reflect the relative needs of each authority. Grant allocations also take into account the relative tax base of each authority. Grant allocations are stabilised by damping to limit year-on-year variations.

Police authority total Government grant allocations 2006-07 and 2007-08

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

Police authority

Government Grant1,2 (£ million)

Resident population (million)

Government Grant1,2 (£ million)

Resident population (million)

Government Grant1,2 (£ million)

Resident population (million)

Government Grant1,2 (£ million)

Resident population (million)

Avon and Somerset

134.80

1.46

139.75

1.47

142.56

1.48

146.96

1.49

Bedfordshire

50.14

0.55

51.90

0.55

51.97

0.56

54.24

0.56

Cambridgeshire

57.23

0.70

60.66

0.70

62.87

0.70

66.89

0.71

Cheshire

85.08

0.98

88.15

0.98

91.65

0.98

94.16

0.98

Cleveland

67.59

0.55

72.66

0.55

73.65

0.55

76.30

0.55

Cumbria

50.94

0.49

51.11

0.49

51.84

0.49

53.66

0.49

Derbyshire

81.06

0.95

83.35

0.96

87.29

0.96

94.24

0.96

Devon and Cornwall

132.97

1.54

141.09

1.54

146.70

1.55

152.88

1.57

Dorset

54.09

0.68

54.88

0.68

56.58

0.69

58.82

0.69

Durham

65.06

0.60

69.68

0.60

72.46

0.59

74.77

0.59

Dyfed-Powys

24.67

0.48

25.21

0.48

25.92

0.48

26.77

0.49

Essex

129.70

1.58

131.53

1.59

132.75

1.60

142.51

1.61

Gloucestershire

50.59

0.56

51.78

0.56

52.12

0.56

52.88

0.56

Greater Manchester

315.27

2.52

328.12

2.52

337.39

2.52

351.70

2.52

Gwent

31.82

0.55

33.27

0.55

34.85

0.55

35.83

0.55

Hampshire

150.38

1.75

158.77

1.76

162.66

1.77

169.64

1.77

Hertfordshire

76.02

1.01

77.23

1.02

82.42

1.02

92.89

1.03

Humberside

93.43

0.88

97.83

0.88

99.71

0.87

103.06

0.87

Kent

141.72

1.55

151.44

1.55

154.31

1.56

162.74

1.57

Lancashire

146.86

1.41

153.65

1.41

155.94

1.41

163.35

1.41

Leicestershire

83.88

0.92

85.27

0.92

87.84

0.92

90.60

0.92

Lincolnshire

52.23

0.62

51.13

0.63

53.30

0.63

56.43

0.64

Merseyside

207.64

1.39

213.25

1.39

215.31

1.38

220.65

1.37

Metropolitan5

1,610.26

7.01

1,633.26

7.06

1,658.78

7.15

1,601.10

7.23

Norfolk

65.65

0.77

68.10

0.78

69.95

0.79

74.20

0.79

North Wales

34.96

0.65

36.27

0.66

37.95

0.66

39.16

0.66

North Yorkshire

59.23

0.73

62.62

0.73

63.89

0.74

66.55

0.74

Northamptonshire

50.77

0.61

53.28

0.62

55.14

0.62

57.14

0.63

Northumbria

173.67

1.42

185.28

1.41

192.25

1.40

197.06

1.40

Nottinghamshire

104.73

1.02

108.06

1.02

110.75

1.02

113.91

1.02

South Wales

76.37

1.21

79.54

1.21

81.98

1.21

84.27

1.21

South Yorkshire

141.47

1.28

147.75

1.27

152.90

1.27

159.24

1.27

Staffordshire

96.15

1.05

95.09

1.05

96.27

1.05

100.13

1.05

Suffolk

52.57

0.66

55.14

0.66

57.29

0.67

59.09

0.67

Surrey

75.60

1.04

67.61

1.04

67.61

1.06

83.09

1.06

Sussex

127.99

1.46

134.66

1.47

137.03

1.49

142.03

1.49

Thames Valley

171.15

2.06

181.27

2.07

184.64

2.08

193.02

2.09

Warwickshire

42.18

0.50

42.54

0.50

43.16

0.50

44.98

0.50

West Mercia

87.74

1.13

90.86

1.14

92.92

1.14

98.36

1.15

West Midlands

317.34

2.59

335.10

2.59

342.16

2.58

357.58

2.57

West Yorkshire

238.20

2.07

249.54

2.07

255.01

2.07

268.61

2.07

Wiltshire

52.08

0.59

52.87

0.60

53.84

0.60

57.20

0.61

England and Wales total

5,861.30

51.56

6,050.55

51.71

6,185.59

51.93

4,737.60

52.13

2001-022002-032003-042004-05

Police authority

Government Grant1,2 (£ million)

Resident population (million)

Government Grant1,2 (£ million)

Resident population (million)

Government Grant1,2 (£ million)

Resident population (million)

Government Grant1,2 (£ million)

Resident population (million)

Avon and Somerset

152.58

1.49

158.87

1.50

173.99

1.51

175.19

1.52

Bedfordshire

59.89

0.57

61.51

0.57

66.83

0.57

69.22

0.58

Cambridgeshire

71.27

0.71

76.80

0.72

77.96

0.73

79.66

0.74

Cheshire

100.79

0.98

103.02

0.99

112.59

0.99

119.77

0.99

Cleveland

80.96

0.55

84.06

0.55

90.97

0.55

94.79

0.55

Cumbria

55.61

0.49

60.11

0.49

63.08

0.49

65.27

0.49

Derbyshire

101.56

0.97

106.46

0.97

111.23

0.98

114.88

0.98

Devon and Cornwall

163.44

1.58

167.49

1.59

174.26

1.60

180.29

1.62

Dorset

62.45

0.69

65.46

0.70

71.17

0.70

75.46

0.70

Durham

77.69

0.59

81.78

0.59

86.93

0.59

90.27

0.60

Dyfed-Powys

28.00

0.49

28.17

0.49

30.12

0.50

32.23

0.50

Essex

152.99

1.62

157.94

1.62

169.34

1.63

173.67

1.64

Gloucestershire

55.55

0.56

58.78

0.57

61.48

0.57

63.66

0.57

Greater Manchester

374.55

2.52

384.68

2.52

417.66

2.53

433.15

2.54

Gwent

37.23

0.55

37.64

0.55

40.90

0.56

43.29

0.56

Hampshire

178.39

1.78

185.16

1.79

197.87

1.80

208.08

1.80

Hertfordshire

100.61

1.04

102.27

1.04

108.85

1.04

114.58

1.04

Humberside

106.20

0.88

110.26

0.88

117.34

0.88

124.65

0.89

Kent

178.10

1.58

179.96

1.59

188.38

1.60

198.30

1.61

Lancashire

173.85

1.42

174.78

1.42

188.91

1.43

196.55

1.43

Leicestershire

94.60

0.93

101.21

0.93

107.59

0.94

111.45

0.95

Lincolnshire

60.34

0.65

60.97

0.66

64.98

0.67

68.22

0.67

Merseyside

235.53

1.37

241.29

1.37

267.38

1.36

269.90

1.37

Metropolitan5

1,731.70

7.32

1,838.70

7.36

1,923.90

7.38

1,983.50

7.42

Norfolk

81.58

0.80

86.60

0.80

90.79

0.81

94.37

0.82

North Wales

41.36

0.66

41.11

0.67

44.71

0.67

47.08

0.67

North Yorkshire

72.69

0.75

71.68

0.76

78.89

0.76

80.61

0.76

Northamptonshire

59.46

0.63

62.21

0.64

69.79

0.64

70.71

0.65

Northumbria

209.79

1.39

211.02

1.39

226.21

1.39

233.28

1.40

Nottinghamshire

123.97

1.02

129.84

1.02

136.54

1.03

142.04

1.03

South Wales

88.02

1.20

89.25

1.21

93.45

1.21

103.17

1.22

South Yorkshire

167.09

1.27

168.77

1.27

184.86

1.27

191.87

1.28

Staffordshire

105.23

1.05

106.36

1.05

112.87

1.05

117.62

1.05

Suffolk

62.24

0.67

62.02

0.67

69.57

0.68

71.81

0.68

Surrey

83.35

1.06

87.48

1.06

93.59

1.06

96.78

1.07

Sussex

149.10

1.50

153.68

1.50

168.05

1.51

180.99

1.51

Thames Valley

210.13

2.10

219.41

2.10

233.34

2.11

237.32

2.12

Warwickshire

46.90

0.51

48.67

0.51

51.91

0.52

53.90

0.53

West Mercia

108.63

1.16

109.21

1.17

114.12

1.17

117.77

1.18

West Midlands

379.35

2.57

388.14

2.58

415.20

2.58

433.31

2.58

West Yorkshire

287.07

2.08

288.26

2.09

310.30

2.10

329.12

2.11

Wiltshire

60.89

0.61

60.78

0.62

64.68

0.62

65.85

0.63

England and Wales total

5,038.79

52.35

5,173.15

52.56

5,548.65

52.79

5,770.08

53.04

2005-0632006-0742007-084

Police authority

Government Grant1,2 (£ million)

Resident population (million)

Government Grant1,2 (£ million)

Resident population (million)

Government Grant1,2 (£ million)

Resident population (million)

Avon and Somerset

183.81

1.53

185.92

1.54

184.21

1.55

Bedfordshire

73.11

0.58

74.15

0.59

76.21

0.59

Cambridgeshire

85.26

0.75

82.33

0.75

85.58

0.76

Cheshire

124.28

0.99

130.88

1.00

136.13

1.00

Cleveland

99.54

0.55

101.32

0.55

105.29

0.55

Cumbria

68.71

0.50

72.43

0.49

72.29

0.49

Derbyshire

119.38

0.98

117.32

0.99

119.81

0.99

Devon and Cornwall

189.16

1.63

190.95

1.64

199.38

1.65

Dorset

73.19

0.70

81.17

0.71

82.66

0.71

Durham

95.28

0.60

94.36

0.59

97.68

0.59

Dyfed-Powys

33.61

0.51

32.69

0.51

34.17

0.51

Essex

181.81

1.65

180.43

1.65

187.91

1.66

Gloucestershire

68.00

0.58

67.93

0.58

71.35

0.58

Greater Manchester

462.73

2.55

479.73

2.54

484.16

2.55

Gwent

44.44

0.56

44.27

0.56

45.70

0.56

Hampshire

239.16

1.81

222.35

1.82

221.75

1.83

Hertfordshire

117.84

1.05

121.12

1.06

127.33

1.06

Humberside

132.49

0.89

135.00

0.89

134.90

0.89

Kent

203.93

1.62

193.45

1.63

219.23

1.65

Lancashire

205.41

1.44

207.98

1.44

215.90

1.44

Leicestershire

118.17

0.95

124.81

0.95

126.03

0.96

Lincolnshire

71.17

0.68

66.54

0.69

72.47

0.70

Merseyside

279.85

1.37

276.08

1.36

287.30

1.36

Metropolitan5

1,928.50

7.51

2,019.00

7.51

2,115.40

7.56

Norfolk

99.27

0.82

100.08

0.83

102.25

0.84

North Wales

49.47

0.68

48.07

0.68

50.28

0.68

North Yorkshire

83.73

0.77

86.24

0.77

79.39

0.77

Northamptonshire

72.37

0.65

75.49

0.66

78.53

0.66

Northumbria

250.55

1.41

249.17

1.39

260.01

1.39

Nottinghamshire

148.94

1.04

143.48

1.04

145.55

1.04

South Wales

107.45

1.22

91.93

1.23

94.82

1.23

South Yorkshire

202.82

1.29

205.49

1.28

211.15

1.28

Staffordshire

122.43

1.05

122.05

1.05

126.77

1.05

Suffolk

74.76

0.69

73.73

0.69

75.57

0.70

Surrey

100.80

1.08

104.76

1.08

110.12

1.08

Sussex

180.95

1.52

156.10

1.53

189.14

1.54

Thames Valley

249.35

2.14

260.52

2.14

261.98

2.15

Warwickshire

56.16

0.53

54.57

0.53

56.91

0.53

West Mercia

122.50

1.19

126.05

1.19

131.49

1.19

West Midlands

466.12

2.59

471.41

2.59

487.88

2.59

West Yorkshire

347.12

2.12

345.62

2.12

348.95

2.13

Wiltshire

70.26

0.63

68.77

0.64

73.03

0.64

England and Wales total

6,075.37

53.38

6,066.75

53.45

6,271.23

53.68

1 Revenue funding includes all grants inside aggregate external finance (AEF) (i.e. revenue grants paid for councils’ core services) and includes formula grant and all specific grants.

2 Welsh Government grant includes Home Office police grant, floor funding and additional support provided to ensure Welsh police authorities receive at least a minimum increase in grant in line with English authorities.

3 In 2005-06 figures were adjusted for comparison purposes following the transfer of pensions and security funding from general grant in 2006-07.

4 2006-07 Government grant figures are provisional outturn figures. 2007-08 figures are budget figures.

5 The data for Metropolitan police authority from 2000-01 onwards is not available from DCLG as they are collected as consolidated data from GLA. Data used is compiled from Home Office data for allocated grants.

Source:

DCLG—from English Police Authorities/WAG—from Welsh Police Authorities. Population figures sourced by DCLG from ONS (2006-07 and 2007-08 figures are projected).