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Police: Finance

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the expenditure on (a) direct staff cost, (b) operational support cost, (c) business support cost and (d) cost excluding sustaining overhead under activity-based costing analysis was on (i) reducing crime, (ii) investigating crime, (iii) promoting public safety and (iv) providing assistance in each financial year since 2004-05. (200338)

The Department’s expenditure on crime for the last three years, for which there are audited figures, is shown in the following table.

Crime reduction and community safety group

£000

Outturn

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL)

Cut crime, especially violent, drug and alcohol related crime

428,230

347,800

381,184

Of which:

Crime Reduction

210,206

161,155

193,059

Criminal Records Bureau

-999

-18,202

-25,394

Firearms Compensation

6

Drugs

206,904

200,382

211,472

Security Industry Authority

12,113

4,465

2,047

Lead visible, responsive and accountable policing

5,515,366

5,955,449

6,028,158

Of which:

Police (inc grants)

4,987,320

5,393,649

5,335,705

Independent Police Complaints Commission

24,086

26,374

31,272

Central Police Training and Development Agency

83,283

102,799

70,559

Police Information Technology Organisation

167,814

196,113

203,569

National Criminal Intelligence Service

83,835

77,906

National Crime Squad

161,767

152,070

Serious Organised Crime Agency

7,261

6,538

387,053

Capital DEL

Cut crime, especially violent, drug and alcohol related crime

30,971

25,036

33,879

Of which:

Crime Reduction

24,785

23,805

11,717

Drugs

2,174

800

20,262

Security Industry Authority

4,012

431

1,900

Lead visible, responsive and accountable policing

410,923

444,438

423,008

Of which:

Police (inc grants)

307,594

342,128

173,249

Independent Police Complaints Commission

3,744

540

5

Central Police Training and Development Agency

15,777

6,747

132,573

Police Information Technology Organisation

62,808

83,422

2,175

National Criminal Intelligence Service

4,905

2,439

73,320

National Crime Squad

8,977

6,845

Serious Organised Crime Agency

7,118

2,317

41,686

Administration budget

Cut crime, especially violent, drug and alcohol related crime

17,881

6,340

10,168

Lead visible, responsive and accountable policing

27,834

35,857

31,671

UK Border Agency (UKBA)

Enforcement and compliance

147,211

178,208

Criminal casework

3,003

13,559

To provide the detail requested in the question could not be done without incurring disproportionate cost. Figures for UKBA 2004-05 could be provided only at disproportionate cost.