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Police

Home Department written question – answered on 29th April 2004.

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Photo of Simon Hughes Simon Hughes Liberal Democrat, North Southwark and Bermondsey

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding per head of population has been received in each year since 1997 from (a) Government grant and (b) the police precept by each police force in England and Wales.

Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Security and Community Safety)

The information is set out in the tables.

(a) Government grant funding(83) per head of population(84) -- £
Force 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
Avon and Somerset 94.52 96.85 97.60 101.29 112.31 110.15 117.18
Bedfordshire 95.82 96.93 95.42 99.91 108.29 115.56 118.92
Cambridgeshire 84.24 87.30 89.35 92.80 103.72 100.53 111.62
Cheshire 88.91 91.34 95.57 100.23 106.51 108.84 120.16
Cleveland 122.58 132.06 134.19 140.03 149.03 157.88 166.99
Cumbria 105.43 106.94 108.60 113.77 123.88 125.25 130.76
Derbyshire 88.59 91.52 94.26 95.21 106.24 105.08 112.59
Devon and Cornwall 88.03 94.04 96.17 100.10 109.74 109.35 113.03
Dorset 81.70 85.94 88.70 87.33 94.50 93.57 98.29
Durham 108.52 117.57 123.08 129.27 137.27 138.75 149.73
Dyfed-Powys 89.53 91.34 91.32 96.95 110.74 111.64 115.44
Essex 90.59 88.26 90.52 92.21 98.79 102.63 107.04
Gloucestershire 93.57 94.74 94.35 97.93 107.57 107.25 113.44
Greater Manchester 125.21 129.03 132.87 137.74 153.33 151.72 168.58
Gwent 102.95 106.10 111.61 115.73 126.18 129.40 137.76
Hampshire 87.91 92.20 94.15 97.52 104.68 107.94 118.02
Hertfordshire 90.49 91.73 97.52 94.07 102.02 102.00 107.18
Humberside 108.87 114.29 114.32 120.40 129.41 128.70 139.33
Kent 96.07 99.44 100.23 105.36 115.33 116.75 128.40
Lancashire 104.63 109.53 110.95 118.32 130.73 127.55 135.86
Leicestershire 92.34 93.20 97.15 100.26 110.95 108.92 116.95
Lincolnshire 88.35 84.49 88.14 94.19 97.01 103.72 102.31
Merseyside 150.14 152.59 154.54 160.78 170.52 180.40 194.66
Metropolitan 211.79 212.42 213.96 229.34 246.12 262.69 286.02
Norfolk 91.37 91.84 90.65 95.41 103.19 106.25 115.26
Northamptonshire 87.97 90.37 91.62 96.41 102.33 102.67 112.99
Northumbria 126.11 134.98 138.05 140.95 155.45 153.22 166.88
North Wales 95.01 96.33 98.35 102.77 112.54 119.44 124.00
North Yorkshire 85.44 90.25 89.77 90.97 101.44 98.66 103.84
Nottinghamshire 106.07 108.74 114.03 116.53 120.55 127.25 133.70
South Wales 115.87 117.36 119.86 123.00 132.89 135.82 145.63
South Yorkshire 111.96 115.56 120.09 124.84 131.32 136.86 151.49
Staffordshire 95.05 94.50 94.51 96.45 102.10 104.48 114.45
Suffolk 81.66 84.42 89.14 91.93 102.94 100.07 107.25
Surrey 101.66 89.09 98.45 89.29 87.53 86.54 93.50
Sussex 90.44 93.48 95.87 96.93 103.40 107.94 114.11
Thames Valley 85.97 89.94 90.48 93.06 104.08 104.96 110.48
Warwickshire 86.87 86.31 87.33 96.42 115.96 100.96 110.31
West Mercia 82.23 82.82 86.62 91.42 108.57 97.85 101.55
West Midlands 122.96 129.04 132.80 138.23 146.43 151.75 171.37
West Yorkshire 115.77 119.90 122.66 129.50 136.76 142.66 152.24
Wiltshire 90.79 91.08 91.08 95.26 103.05 102.78 106.37

(83) Government funding includes general grant (Home Office police grant, ODPM/Welsh Assembly Government Revenue Support Grant and National Non-Domestic Rates). It also includes specific grants: Crime Fighting Fund, Rural Policing Fund, Airwave, DNA Expansion Programme, Community Support Officer funding, London and South East Allowances, Free Travel (City of London and MPS only), Basic Command Unit funding, Street Crime Initiative, Special Priority Payments, Counter Terrorism funding (MPS only) and capital grants.

(84) Source for resident population figures: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, as used in the calculation of the police funding settlements.

(b) Precept1 per head of population(86) -- £
Force 1997–98 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02 2002–03 2003–04
Avon and Somerset 17.47 18.56 20.68 23.12 24.93 28.73 39.52
Bedfordshire 17.41 18.64 20.54 22.46 23.64 26.58 31.84
Cambridgeshire 16.87 15.96 17.27 20.72 22.73 31.63 39.48
Cheshire 17.51 18.68 19.71 21.55 23.04 26.32 31.84
Cleveland 15.37 13.66 17.73 18.68 20.09 27.90 36.11
Cumbria 18.82 23.61 25.61 27.79 30.29 33.87 44.77
Derbyshire 15.76 17.68 20.46 22.24 23.81 29.12 36.46
Devon and Cornwall 17.06 16.73 18.61 20.64 21.76 25.97 36.89
Dorset 24.47 27.35 30.07 32.87 35.98 40.25 48.75
Durham 14.62 13.68 14.26 15.02 16.24 18.75 23.90
Dyfed-Powys 17.33 21.43 26.45 31.18 33.41 36.22 45.88
Essex 19.44 22.55 23.72 25.03 26.26 28.53 34.96
Gloucestershire 18.18 20.54 24.72 28.27 29.89 34.38 51.92
Greater Manchester 15.58 16.32 17.50 18.26 18.97 20.21 28.10
Gwent 15.58 17.41 19.30 24.52 27.75 31.71 40.58
Hampshire 18.23 17.72 19.09 19.60 21.05 26.97 35.31
Hertfordshire 20.48 23.44 25.26 27.16 28.92 32.29 39.96
Humberside 15.11 15.34 16.14 17.95 25.79 28.90 35.28
Kent 18.50 17.47 19.03 20.27 21.92 26.80 35.35
Lancashire 16.03 16.23 17.67 19.31 21.17 23.18 27.95
Leicestershire 15.71 18.47 19.44 20.91 23.38 29.71 33.55
Lincolnshire 21.90 25.18 26.33 28.08 29.70 31.43 34.46
Merseyside 18.94 20.47 22.22 23.53 25.17 28.02 31.03
Metropolitan 24.26 29.38 31.69 34.56 44.59 49.04 61.80
Norfolk 17.10 18.04 21.73 24.42 28.38 34.14 42.23
Northamptonshire 22.40 22.20 24.69 25.99 27.42 35.22 43.99
Northumbria 14.77 13.49 14.21 14.88 16.12 17.02 19.20
North Wales 17.11 20.75 23.96 28.59 30.47 35.78 47.19
North Yorkshire 17.78 17.47 18.99 20.80 22.97 32.58 57.99
Nottinghamshire 14.46 16.32 18.13 19.36 20.97 25.71 33.83
South Wales 15.88 18.17 21.17 26.24 28.02 29.49 35.66
South Yorkshire 14.47 14.79 15.96 16.23 17.37 20.65 27.15
Staffordshire 16.77 22.34 24.36 25.92 29.83 32.08 41.11
Suffolk 17.20 17.63 18.94 20.71 23.18 28.05 38.35
Surrey 19.40 28.94 32.78 34.81 36.09 42.05 60.17
Sussex 19.87 19.69 20.58 21.51 22.83 27.00 38.71
Thames Valley 19.84 19.13 21.31 22.81 24.41 27.81 41.15
Warwickshire 18.39 22.00 25.38 27.71 30.88 37.22 43.60
West Mercia 17.64 18.83 20.79 26.21 28.09 37.48 42.85
West Midlands 15.00 13.87 14.62 15.71 16.49 18.01 21.35
West Yorkshire 15.12 15.09 15.86 17.13 17.90 22.53 26.96
Wiltshire 19.94 22.85 25.11 27.80 30.65 33.79 41.04

(85) Source for precept information: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Welsh Assembly Government.

(86) Source for resident population figures: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, as used in the calculation of the police funding settlements.

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