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Police Service of Northern Ireland: Finance

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the effect on the Northern Ireland policing budget if devolution of policing and justice takes place during the current Comprehensive Spending Review period. (248929)

The total allocation for PSNI is in excess of £1.1 billion for each of the three years of the comprehensive spending review (CSR). In providing for the CSR settlement, the Government took account of expectations in relation to the devolution of policing and justice.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what level of resource expenditure on the part of the Police Service of Northern Ireland he estimates there will be in the current three year comprehensive spending period. (249015)

The Police Service of Northern Ireland was allocated the following resource budget in the current three year comprehensive spending period:

Police Service of Northern Ireland (£million)

2008-09

1,199

2009-10

1,184

2010-11

1,159