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Police: Finance

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the pay costs of (a) Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, (b) the National Police Improvement Agency, (c) the Police Standards Unit and (d) the Independent Police Complaints Commission were in 2007-08; and how many staff worked in each organisation in that year. (256747)

The available information is shown in the following tables:

(a) Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC)

Total staff

Total pay (£ million)

2007-08

145

8.8

Note: Total staff numbers include HO and seconded staff.

(b) National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA)

Total staff

Total pay (£ million)

2007-08

1,857

90.5

Notes: 1. Staffing numbers are the average during the period 2007-08. 2. Staffing numbers and costs include permanent NPIA staff, police, civilian and other secondees, contractors and agency staff.

(c) Police Standards Unit (PSU)

Total staff

Total pay (£ million)

2007-08

1

1

1 In July 2007 the Police Standards Unit merged with the Partnership Performance Support Unit to form the Police and Partnership Standards Unit (PPSU). The rationale for the merger is explained in the PCSD Director's Report 2006-07. The complement for the PPSU in 2007/08 was 33 and the total pay costs were approximately £2.3 million.

(d) Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)

Total staff

Total pay (£ million)

2007-08

398

19.1

Notes: 1. The figures are taken from the 2007-08 annual accounts to be laid before Parliament. 2. The figures for pay cost include pension and social security costs. 3. Staff costs and figures include agency staff, seconded staff and commissioners staff.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the funding which would have been made available to each police force in England in each year from 2004-05 to 2009-10 had the damping mechanism not been applied. (256905)

The information requested is set out in the following table.

The damping mechanism exists to protect all authorities against financial instability and ensures all authorities receive an increase in grant at least equal to the “floor” level on a like-for-like basis year-on-year.

Raw allocation (£ million)

Police authority

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

Avon and Somerset

160.4

172.2

172.9

179.8

186.0

191.7

Bedfordshire

62.1

65.7

67.9

70.6

72.3

74.4

Cambridgeshire

74.9

80.1

75.9

79.2

81.2

83.7

Cheshire

107.1

110.8

105.5

109.1

108.5

111.3

Cleveland

84.7

91.9

88.6

91.2

94.7

96.8

Cumbria

57.6

61.0

50.4

52.2

53.4

54.7

Derbyshire

100.9

103.7

107.5

111.5

114.7

117.7

Devon and Cornwall

164.1

171.2

168.6

175.6

179.9

185.7

Dorset

59.2

61.8

58.8

60.9

60.6

62.4

Durham

83.2

86.9

79.4

82.0

83.6

85.3

Essex

145.8

153.3

163.1

169.4

176.2

181.7

GLA—Police

1,878.4

1,976.3

1,784.8

1,850.6

1885.5

1943.0

Gloucestershire

56.9

59.8

53.8

55.9

55.4

56.9

Greater Manchester

399.9

418.3

431.4

446.2

462.7

474.0

Hampshire

186.2

192.7

191.5

198.6

203.2

209.1

Hertfordshire

99.1

104.1

114.7

119.0

120.9

124.9

Humberside

113.5

118.2

113.8

117.7

125.9

129.3

Kent

167.9

177.9

175.0

182.1

188.3

194.2

Lancashire

184.5

192.1

185.4

192.1

201.2

206.7

Leicestershire

102.0

109.8

110.4

114.5

118.1

121.1

Lincolnshire

60.1

64.0

59.3

62.0

65.1

67.0

Merseyside

246.4

255.6

248.1

255.7

264.2

269.7

Norfolk

81.6

86.0

76.4

79.8

83.3

85.9

North Yorkshire

69.7

72.6

63.8

66.2

68.6

70.8

Northamptonshire

66.5

69.2

68.4

71.1

73.9

76.1

Northumbria

225.1

235.4

202.8

209.2

211.7

215.7

Nottinghamshire

127.7

133.9

133.0

137.6

145.3

149.0

South Yorkshire

176.1

184.1

186.7

193.0

199.8

204.5

Staffordshire

105.1

111.0

110.9

114.5

119.6

122.3

Suffolk

63.2

67.6

62.8

65.4

67.1

69.1

Surrey

72.5

77.2

92.3

95.7

94.7

98.0

Sussex

147.4

152.1

148.9

154.9

156.8

161.9

Thames Valley

208.0

216.5

225.8

234.0

235.1

241.7

Warwickshire

49.5

52.0

51.1

53.1

53.0

54.6

West Mercia

106.4

109.3

103.4

107.1

108.3

111.3

West Midlands

426.3

442.3

481.9

498.3

518.0

529.9

West Yorkshire

305.7

318.3

321.1

332.6

349.2

358.5

Wiltshire

59.1

61.7

57.9

60.2

60.7

62.4

Notes:

1. All figures are rounded to the nearest £100,000. Grant as calculated using the Police Funding Formula (before Amending Reports).

2. From 2006-07 funding for pensions and security funding became specific grants, and no longer part of general grant.

3. Figures for the City of London are excluded because these are allocated to the Common Council of the City of London as a whole in respect of all its functions. The city is grouped with education authorities for floors and scaling purposes.