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Metropolitan Police Costs Forecast

Volume 597: debated on Wednesday 17 February 1999

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will publish the total funds of the Metropolitan Police in 1999–2000. [HL1118]

The Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District has estimated that net revenue expenditure for the Metropolitan Police for 1999–2000 will be £1,880,068,000 and he intends to issue precepts which would result in a council tax for police purposes of £77.44 for a property in valuation Band D.My right honourable friend the Home Secretary has discussed this with representatives of local authorities in the Metropolitan Police District.He has informed the Receiver that he is content with the estimates and the proposed precept.In Inner London, the Receiver's precepts cover also the Inner London Magistrates Courts Service and the Inner London Probation Service. His proposals would result in council taxes for these services of £6.40 and £8.78 respectively for a property in valuation Band D.Compared to the current year, the proposed precepts would result in an increase in the Receiver's council tax of 5.2 per cent. in Inner London and 9.5 per cent. in the rest of the Metropolitan Police District.