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Police: North Yorkshire

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has for the funding of policing in North Yorkshire; and if she will make a statement. (255831)

The Police Funding Settlement 2009-10 was debated and approved on 4 February and was broadly unchanged from that announced in December 2007.

In 2009-10, North Yorkshire police authority will receive £76.7 million in general grants, an increase of 2.5 per cent. (+£1.9 million) over 2008-09. North Yorkshire benefits from the decision to provide a funding floor of 2.5 per cent.; it would have received £5.8 million less if the funding formula had been strictly applied. In addition to general grant, North Yorkshire will also receive an estimated £11.2 million from a range of other Government funding.

A review of the funding formula for the next CSR period (2011-12 to 2013-14) is currently taking place with the Police Allocation Formula Working Group (PAFWG) continuing to meet throughout 2009 and early 2010. Following consultation, the formula will be revised as appropriate.