asked Her Majesty's Government:
Why figures on the estimated set-up costs relating to each police force merger in England and Wales were published in the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 25 April (WA 16) when a further Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 17 May (WA 47) indicated that such information was still under review by Ministers.[HL5879]
The estimated cost of restructuring set out in my written reply of 25 April (WA 16) was an accurate current assessment of costs and savings. These are being refined as part of a process of negotiation currently taking place and will be taken into account as part of the process referred to in my reply of 17 May (WA 47).