Policing

Home Department written question – answered on 23rd February 2005.

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Photo of Geraldine Smith Geraldine Smith Labour, Morecambe and Lunesdale

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much Government funding has been spent on policing in Morecambe and Lunesdale in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Security and Community Safety), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

Central Government support to Lancashire constabulary is set out in the table. It is a matter for the Chief Constable and Police Authority to determine its final annual budget and decide how to deploy the available resources across the force area. The Chief Constable informs me that details of spending in Morecambe and Lunesdale are not available.

General

government grants(23)

(£ million)

Annual percentage change in general government grants Specific grants and capital provision(24)

(£ million)

1997–98 146.9 2.2
1998–99 153.6 4.6 2.4
1999–00 155.9 1.5 2.2
2000–01 162.2 4.0 6.6
2001–02 168.1 3.6 18.2
2001 -02(25) 164.0 18.2
2002–03 168.7 2.9 15.1
2003–04 177.1 4.9 15.4
2004–05 182.9 3.3 15.8
2005–06 190.8 4.3 17.4

(23)General government grants comprise Home Office Police grant, ODPM Revenue Support Grant and National Non-Domestic Rates.

(24)Includes funding from the Crime Fighting Fund, Rural Policing Fund, Basic Command Unit funding, Street Crime Initiative, Community Support Officer funding, Special Priority Payments, the DNA Expansion Programme, capital grant, Airwave and the Premises Improvement Fund. Total for specific grants in 2005–06 are an estimate.

(25)Figures for 2001–02 are not directly comparable with 2002–03 due to the change in funding arrangements of NCS/NCIS. Adjusted figures for 2001–02 are therefore included.

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