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Police: Finance

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the change in police force costs in each year since 2001; and if she will make a statement. (240346)

General estimates of inflation are made by reference to the Treasury gross domestic product deflator. Changes in the index since 2001-02 have been as follows:

Percentage change

2001-02

+2.23

2002-03

+3.22

2003-04

+2.85

2004-05

+2.72

2005-06

+2.05

2006-07

+2.69

2007-08

+3.06

Source:

HM Treasury http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/gdp_deflators.xls

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding was made available to (a) Gloucestershire constabulary and (b) police forces in England from (i) the general grant, (ii) additional rules 2 grant, (iii) security grant, (iv) Crime Fighting Fund grant, (v) police community support officer grant, (vi) Basic Crime Unit grant and (vii) probationer training grant in each year between 2001-02 and 2008-09; and if she will make a statement. (240814)

The information requested is set out in the following table.

£ million

2001-021,2

2002-031

2003-043

Gloucestershire

Total English police authorities

Gloucestershire

Total English police authorities

Gloucestershire

Total English police authorities

General Grant5

54.1

6,330.0

55.3

6,478.0

57.0

6,762.9

Additional Rule 2 Grant

1.2

93.5

1.3

104.4

1.6

148.5

Dedicated Security Post Grant6

154.5

155.3

196.5

Crime Fighting Fund

1.2

130.6

2.0

218.3

2.3

247.0

Police Community Support Officer Grant

19.2

0.2

39.0

Basic Command Unit Fund

0.4

47.7

Probationer Training Grant

£ million

2004-053

2005-06

2005-063,4

Gloucestershire

Total English police authorities

Gloucestershire

Total English police authorities

Gloucestershire

Total English police authorities

General Grant5

58.9

6,991.6

61.1

7,334.5

52.9

6,870.1

Additional Rule 2 Grant

1.8

169.3

1.8

181.4

1.8

181.4

Dedicated Security Post Grant6

203.4

212.5

212.5

Crime Fighting Fund

2.4

265.1

2.4

265.1

2.4

265.1

Police Community Support Officer Grant

0.4

46.5

1.0

73.2

1.0

73.2

Basic Command Unit Fund

0.4

47.7

0.4

47.7

0.4

47.7

Probationer Training Grant

£ million

2006-07

2007-087.8

2008-099

Gloucestershire

Total English police authorities

Gloucestershire

Total English police authorities

Gloucestershire

Total English police authorities

General Grant5

54.5

7,090.9

56.4

7,348.0

57.8

7,548.1

Additional Rule 2 Grant

1.8

182.0

1.8

182.0

2.1

197.5

Dedicated Security Post Grant6

212.5

212.5

224.5

Crime Fighting Fund

2.4

265.1

2.4

265.1

2.4

265.1

Police Community Support Officer Grant

0.5

40.5

0.5

41.8

3.0

308.3

Basic Command Unit Fund

0.4

47.7

0.4

47.7

0.3

38.2

Probationer Training Grant

0.2

16.2

1 The term ‘Rule 2’ grant did not exist until 2006-07. The specific grants that make up rule 2 grants existing in 2001-02 and 2002-03 comprise Rural Policing Fund and Forensic (DNA) Grant for Gloucestershire. The total English figure also includes the London/SE Allowance.

2 General grant adjusted for NCS and NCIS.

3 ‘Rule 2’ grants includes from 2003-04 Special Priority Payments.

4 Adjusted general grant for comparison purposes following the transfer of pensions and security funding from general grant in 2006-07.

5 The total general grant for English police authorities includes City of London’s share of RSG and NNDR.

6 For reasons of security, we do not disclose the level of funding provided to individual forces from the Dedicated Security Post (DSP) Grant. The total DSP grant for England and Wales between 2001-02 and 2008-09 is in the aforementioned table.

7 The National Policing Improvement Agency vested in April 2007. Therefore data on probationer funding prior to 2007 is not held by NPIA.

8 The £16.2 million for the IPLDP is for all England and Wales forces except the Metropolitan Police, who were not funded by the Home Office for this purpose.

9 ‘Rule 2’ grant for 2008-09 includes Initial Police Learning and Development Programme Grant which was included for the first time this year. Allocations of IPLDP are distributed on the basis of allocations under that grant in the last two years.