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Police: Northern Ireland

Volume 705: debated on Tuesday 25 November 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What has been the total annual cost to (a) the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and (b) the Northern Ireland Police Board, of co-operation and liaison with the Northern Ireland District Policing Partnerships (DPPs) since their inception. [HL6397]

The total annual cost of DPPs since their inception in 2002 until the end of March was as follows:

(£,000)

2002-03

£544

2003-04

£4,289

2004-05

£3,276

2005-06

£3,972

2006-07

£3,777

2007-08

£4,234

75 per cent of the cost of DPPs is funded by the Northern Ireland Policing Board, and 25 per cent by the local council.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What have been the total annual administrative and associated costs of the Police Board for Northern Ireland since the transition from the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC to the Police Service of Northern Ireland. [HL6398]

That is an operational matter for the Northern Ireland Policing Board, which is independent of Government. The noble Lord may wish to write to Dr Debbie Donnelly, acting chief executive of the Policing Board.