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Police: Reorganisation

Volume 685: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Which police authorities have put in a claim for expenditure incurred during the recent restructuring process initiated by the Home Office; which authorities have been refunded; and how soon the claims of other authorities will be settled and paid. [HL7457]

At the Home Office's invitation, 41 of the 43 police forces and authorities have submitted claims to the Home Office for a contribution towards reimbursement of the additional costs associated with restructuring, the exceptions being the Metropolitan Police and City of London Police. No reimbursements have yet been made. An announcement on how much of the claims will be reimbursed will be made shortly.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they intend to reimburse police authorities for the costs incurred in the reorganisation consultation which was withdrawn by the Government. [HL7467]

Police forces and police authorities in England and Wales were invited by the Home Office on 24 July to submit claims for a contribution towards the additional costs incurred by them on the preparations for restructuring. These claims have now been received and we expect to make an announcement shortly on how much of the claims will be reimbursed.