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Community Support Officers: North Yorkshire

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what plans she has to provide funding for police community support officers in North Yorkshire beyond the expiry of the original allocation period; (201117)

(2) for what period the initial funding allocated to police community support officers in North Yorkshire was provided.

In 2008-09, funding for neighbourhood policing, including PCSOs, in North Yorkshire is £3.2 million (2.7 per cent. more than in 2007-08) and we remain committed to providing this funding in each of the CSR years. The Home Office first provided funding for 30 police community support officers (PCSOs) in North Yorkshire in 2003-04. Continuation funding is still provided towards the cost of those PCSOs and for those recruited in subsequent years for which further PCSO allocations were made through the Neighbourhood Policing Fund.