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Police: Finance

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding his Department plans to provide to each police authority in 2010-11; and what mechanism is used to determine the allocation of funding to police authorities. (304013)

The provisional police funding settlement for 2010-11 was announced on 26 November 2009. Formula grant funding for all police authorities was provisionally set at £8.3 billion. The following table lists the grant allocation for each police authority.

Government funding for police authorities is chiefly allocated using a funding formula that distributes resources on the basis of relative need.

Table of police grant allocations by English and Welsh police authority 2009-10 to 2010-11

Police authority

2009-10 formula allocation 1(£ million)

2010-11 allocation1(£ million)

Change on 2009-10 formula allocation(percentage)

English shire authorities

Avon and Somerset

179.7

186.1

3.5

Bedfordshire

70.8

73.1

3.3

Cambridgeshire

81.0

83.5

3.0

Cheshire

120.5

123.5

2.5

Cleveland

97.7

100.1

2.5

Cumbria

67.2

68.9

2.5

Derbyshire

112.6

116.2

3.1

Devon and Cornwall

186.4

191.1

2.5

Dorset

65.3

66.9

2.5

Durham

91.4

93.7

2.5

Essex

177.9

183.1

2.9

Gloucestershire

59.3

60.8

2.5

Hampshire

207.5

213.0

2.7

Hertfordshire

121.2

124.9

3.0

Humberside

128.4

131.8

2.6

Kent

192.1

197.4

2.7

Lancashire

204.1

209.7

2.7

Leicestershire

118.0

121.4

2.9

Lincolnshire

64.3

66.3

3.2

Norfolk

87.6

89.8

2.5

North Yorkshire

76.7

78.6

2.5

Northamptonshire

75.5

77.5

2.7

Nottinghamshire

141.4

146.0

3.3

Staffordshire

120.6

123.8

2.7

Suffolk

71.0

72.7

2.5

Surrey

101.8

104.4

2.5

Sussex

169.8

174.1

2.5

Thames Valley

238.2

244.7

2.8

Warwickshire

54.1

55.6

2.7

West Mercia

121.8

124.9

2.5

Wiltshire

65.2

66.8

2.5

Shires total

3669.0

3770.0

2.8

English metropolitan authorities

Greater Manchester

458.9

472.5

3.0

Merseyside

267.4

274.3

2.6

Northumbria

249.9

256.2

2.5

South Yorkshire

204.1

209.2

2.5

West Midlands

486.1

504.3

3.8

West Yorkshire

339.2

350.5

3.3

Mets total

2005.7

2067.1

3.1

London authorities

GLA - Police

1978.3

2027.7

2.5

City of London2

21.0

21.8

N/A

English total

7674.0

7886.6

2.8

Welsh authorities

Dyfed-Powys3

54.4

55.8

2.5

Gwent3

82.6

84.7

2.5

North Wales3

80.1

82.1

2.5

South Wales3

181.5

186.4

2.7

Welsh total

398.6

409.0

2.6

Total

8072.6

8295.7

2.7

1 Rounded to the nearest £100,000. Grant as calculated under the Local Government Finance Report (England) and Local Government Finance (No.2—Provisional Settlement Police Authorities) Report (Wales). Table includes the effects of floors and scaling.

2 Figures for the City of London relate to Home Office Grant only as calculated in the Police Grant Report (England and Wales). Revenue support grant is 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 the purposes of grant floors.

3 Welsh figures include Home Office floor funding.