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Police: Plymouth

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 25 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the budget for policing in Plymouth was in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09; (282444)

(2) what percentage of the budget for policing in Plymouth was spent on policing in Plympton and Plymstock in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09.

The Government allocate funding to police authorities as a whole. The allocation of resources to Plymouth is a matter for the chief constable of Devon and Cornwall police and the police authority, who are responsible for assessing local needs.

Devon and Cornwall’s final budget was £256.8 million for 2007-08 and £268.1 million for 2008-09.