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Police: Finance

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding his Department allocated for the (a) recruitment and (b) training of police officers in each year since 1997. (317611)

The Home Office does not allocate specific grants for recruitment of police officers and since 2008-09 the former specific grant for the Initial Police Learning Development Programme has been absorbed into the main police grant at the level prevailing in 2007-08 of £16.2 million. Expenditure on recruitment and training is a matter for each individual police force.

Centrex prior to its abolition, and since 1 April 2007, the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), through National Assessment Centres has managed the recruitment of police officers funded from its overall grant in aid from the Home Office.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding his Department has allocated to Devon and Cornwall police for 2009-10 (a) in total and (b) per head of population. (323672)

The information is as follows:

(a) The information available can be found in the following table:

Devon and Cornwall police authority funding

£ million

2009-10

231.8

Note: This figure comprises the Home Office Police Grant and certain Specific Grants and Capital Provision, and also the Revenue Support Grant and National Non-Domestic Rates (both provided by the Department for Communities and Local Government).

(b) The Government do not distribute grant to police authorities on a per capita basis. The police funding formula used includes data relating to demographic and social characteristics to reflect the needs of each police authority. Police grants allocated by the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Welsh Assembly Government also take into account the relative tax base of each police authority. Grant allocations are stabilised by damping to limit year-on-year variations.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding his Department has allocated to police authorities in England for 2009-10 (a) in total and (b) per head of population. (323673)

The information requested is as follows:

(a) The information available can be found in the following table.

England police funding

£ billion

2009-10

10.1

Note:

This figure comprises the Home Office Police Grant and certain Specific Grants and Capital Provision, and also the Revenue Support Grant and National Non-Domestic Rates (both provided by the Department for Communities and Local Government).

(b) The Government do not distribute grant to police authorities on a per capita basis. The police funding formula used includes data relating to demographic and social characteristics to reflect the needs of each police authority. Police grants allocated by the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Welsh Assembly Government also take into account the relative tax base of each police authority. Grant allocations are stabilised by damping to limit year-on-year variations.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding his Department allocated to Devon and Cornwall police for 1995-96 (a) in total and (b) per head of population. (323674)

The information is as follows:

(a) The information available can be found in the following table.

Devon and Cornwall police authority funding

£ million

1995-96

126.6

Note:

This figure comprises the Home Office Police Grant and certain Specific Grants and Capital Provision, and also the Revenue Support Grant and National Non-Domestic Rates (both provided by the Department for Communities and Local Government).

(b) The Government do not distribute grant to police authorities on a per capita basis. The police funding formula used includes data relating to demographic and social characteristics to reflect the needs of each police authority. Police grants allocated by the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Welsh Assembly Government also take into account the relative tax base of each police authority. Grant allocations are stabilised by damping to limit year-on-year variations.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding his Department allocated to police authorities in England for 1995-96 (a) in total and (b) per head of population. (323675)

The information requested is as follows:

(a) The information available can be found in the following table.

England: police funding

£ billion

1995-96

5.5

Note:

This figure comprises the Home Office Police grant and certain specific grants and capital provision, and also the Revenue support grant and national non-domestic rates (both provided by the Department for Communities and Local Government).

(b) The Government do not distribute grant to police authorities on a per capita basis. The police funding formula used includes data relating to demographic and social characteristics to reflect the needs of each police authority. Police grants allocated by the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Welsh Assembly Government also take into account the relative tax base of each police authority. Grant allocations are stabilised by damping to limit year-on-year variations.