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Police: Coastal Areas

Volume 490: debated on Friday 27 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions her Department has had with chief constables on recognising (a) transience and (b) visitor numbers when allocating policing resources to seaside and coastal towns. (265494)

I have regular meetings with chief constables and police authorities to discuss police resources. The impact of visitor numbers on police resources has previously been raised as part of those discussions.

The Police Allocation Formula Working Group is in the process of reviewing the police funding formula for the next CSR period (2011-12 to 2013-14). These issues will be considered by the group in the near future.