Spending Round 2019

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:43 pm on 4th September 2019.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Chancellor of the Exchequer 1:43 pm, 4th September 2019

What I can confirm to the right hon. Lady, and I hope she will find this helpful, is that for the Home Office my starting point was to roll over all funding in real terms that it had received this year, so that was the baseline, which had not been done before. I added to that the extra costs that would be required, with the major cost being for the extra officers. So the real-terms increase in the Home Office budget is £800 million. That is an increase in the real-terms growth rate of 6.3%, the biggest real-terms increase in the Home Office budget in 15 years.