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Police: Essex

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the costs of providing policing in Essex were in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. (305823)

Total gross revenue expenditure by Essex police in the last three years was as follows:

£ million

2006-07

306.1

2007-08

308.7

2008-09

324.7

The Government provide annual grant to police authorities and it is for the Chief Constable and police authorities to make the best possible use of their resources.

In 2009-10 the general grant provided to Essex was £177.9 million. This was above the minimum 2.5 per cent. increase guaranteed to all forces. In 2010-11 the provisional settlement gives Essex police an increase of 2.9 per cent. in general grants.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many officers of each rank in Essex police have voluntarily ceased employment, excluding redundancy, since April 2009; [R] (306088)

(2) how many officials of each grade have voluntarily ceased employment, other than through redundancy, in Essex police authority since April 2009. [R]

Data since April 2009 are unavailable until headline figures are published in July 2010. The available data for the financial year 2008-09 are given in the following table.

The Home Office does not collect data about officials of the police authority.

Voluntary resignations and transfers for Essex police,2008-091

Full-time equivalent

Rank

Transfers

Voluntary resignations (including probationers)

ACPO

1

0

Chief Superintendent

0

0

Superintendent

0

0

Chief Inspector

1

0

Inspector

1

1

Sergeant

13

1

Constable

72

51

Total Officers

88

53

Police Staff

0

138

CSO

2

36

Designated officers (s38)

0

3

Traffic Warden

0

2

Special Constable2

1

135

1 Full-time equivalent figures provided that have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Because of rounding, there may be an apparent discrepancy between totals and the sums of the constituent items.

2 Special constable figures are given as headcount measures.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many officers at each rank were eligible for performance bonuses and special bonuses in Essex police in each of the last three years; how many at each rank received each type of bonus; what the average payment was for each type of bonus at each rank; and what the maximum payment was for each type of bonus at each rank; (306096)

(2) how many officials were eligible for performance bonuses and special bonuses in Essex police authority, by civil service band in each of the last three years; how many people received each type of bonus, by civil service band, what the average payment was for each type of bonus, by civil service band; and what the maximum payment was for each type of bonus, by civil service band.

The Home Office does not hold information on officials eligible for performance bonuses and special bonuses in Essex police authority or in Essex police. The payment of individual bonuses is a matter for the Essex police authority and Essex police.