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Police: Grants

Volume 692: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

My honourable friend the Minister for Security, Counter Terrorism and Police, Tony McNulty, has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

On 19 February 2007, I announced the allocation to police authorities in England and Wales of an additional £25 million of capital for 2006-07, which came from money originally held back for restructuring.

The capital allocations to police authorities for 2007-08, which were announced in January 2006, had also been adjusted to take account of money which had been retained centrally for the capital costs associated with police force mergers.

I am pleased to be able to announce today that, as with last year, a further £25 million of capital is now available for distribution to police authorities for 2007-08. A breakdown of the allocation of this additional money is shown in the table attached. The money has been distributed in order to achieve the same outcome as would have been the case if it had been included in the original distribution.

As a consequence of this additional money, the total amount of capital grant allocated to police authorities in 2007-08 will be £195 million.

My officials are writing to police authorities and forces to inform them of this additional grant.

Police Capital Allocations 2007-08

Original Allocation £m

Extra £m

Total Allocation £m

Avon and Somerset Police Authority

3.712

0.554

4.266

Bedfordshire Police Authority

1.567

0.221

1.788

Cambridgeshire Police Authority

1.877

0.270

2.147

Cheshire Police Authority

2.361

0.374

2.735

City of London

1.362

0.190

1.552

Cleveland Police Authority

1.927

0.273

2.200

Cumbria Police Authority

1.364

0.192

1.556

Derbyshire Police Authority

2.305

0.344

2.649

Devon and Cornwall Police Authority

4.125

0.578

4.703

Dorset Police Authority

1.535

0.216

1.751

Durham Police Authority

1.853

0.265

2.118

Dyfed-Powys Police Authority

1.181

0.171

1.352

Essex Police Authority

3.402

0.549

3.951

Gloucestershire Police Authority

1.379

0.196

1.575

Greater Manchester Police Authority

8.645

1.267

9.912

Gwent Police Authority

1.684

0.236

1.920

Hampshire Police Authority

4.243

0.657

4.900

Hertfordshire Police Authority

2.067

0.385

2.452

Humberside Police Authority

2.612

0.369

2.981

Kent Police Authority

3.936

0.600

4.536

Lancashire Police Authority

4.081

0.594

4.675

Leicestershire Police Authority

2.546

0.358

2.904

Lincolnshire Police Authority

1.443

0.206

1.649

Merseyside Police Authority

5.103

0.720

5.823

Metropolitan Police Authority

44.973

6.552

51.525

Norfolk Police Authority

1.984

0.286

2.270

North Wales Police Authority

1.706

0.254

1.960

North Yorkshire Police Authority

1.570

0.249

1.819

Northamptonshire Police Authority

1.563

0.235

1.798

Northumbria Police Authority

4.676

0.703

5.379

Nottinghamshire Police Authority

2.754

0.407

3.161

South Wales Police Authority

3.654

0.513

4.167

South Yorkshire Police Authority

4.021

0.564

4.585

Staffordshire Police Authority

2.555

0.358

2.913

Suffolk Police Authority

1.636

0.231

1.867

Surrey Police Authority

2.163

0.384

2.547

Sussex Police Authority

3.294

0.530

3.824

Thames Valley Police Authority

5.479

0.789

6.268

Warwickshire Police Authority

1.491

0.260

1.751

West Mercia Police Authority

2.725

0.384

3.109

West Midlands Police Authority

9.173

1.344

10.517

West Yorkshire Police Authority

6.758

0.959

7.717

Wiltshire Police Authority

1.515

0.213

1.728

TOTAL

170.000

25.000

195.000

NB In line with the revenue grant increase in 2006-07, the capital grant announced in early 2006 was calculated as a flat rate reduction for all (the 2005-06 total was £210 million). The £25 million uplift has been applied similarly.

Allocations include supported capital expenditure (revenue). The £25 million grant increases have been applied to Police Grant (as they would if full allocation had been possible early in 2006) not to supported capital expenditure (revenue).