Northumbria Police: Finance

Home Department written question – answered on 27th June 2007.

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Photo of Jim Cousins Jim Cousins Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home

(1) Department what (a) special grants and (b) targeted initiatives were provided to Northumbria police in each of the years 2003-04 to 2007-08; and what the percentage change in funding was for each scheme or initiative between each year and the succeeding year;

(2) what (a) special grants and (b) targeted initiatives for Northumbria police were allocated to the City of Newcastle in each year from 2003-04 to 2007-08.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State (Security, Counter-Terrorism and Police), Home Office

Information on specific grants is set out in the following tables.

Northumbria has received two special grant allocations in the period 2003-04 to 2007-08. In 2004-05 it was awarded £1.44 million for the Labour Party Spring Conference and it was awarded £0.9 million in 2006-07 for the EU Justice Ministers Conference.

The Government allocate funding to police authorities. The allocation of resources within Northumbria police is a matter for the chief officer and the Police Authority. We do not hold information on resources for the city of Newcastle.

Northumbria police: targeted initiatives 2003-04 to 2007-08
Crime fighting fund (£ million) Annual percentage change (percentage) Basic command unit (£ million) Annual percentage change (percentage) Community support officers (£ million) Annual percentage change (percentage)
2003-04 6.8 __ 1.4 0.3
2004-05 7.3 7.7 1.4 0.0 0.9 160.9
2005-06 7.3 0.0 1.4 0.0 2.1 143.4
2005-06 7.3 0.0 1.4 0.0 2.1 0.0
2006-07(1) 7.3 0.0 1.4 0.0 0.9 -55.1
2007-08(2) 7.3 0.0 1.4 0.0 1.0 3.0
Neighbourhood policing fund ( £ million ) Annual percentage change (percentage) Forensic (DNA expansion) grant (£ million) Annual percentage change (percentage) Special priority payments (£ million) Annual percentage change (percentage)
2003-04 1.2 1.2
2004-05 1.2 -0.7 1.7 39.3
2005-06 1.0 -20.3 2.1 28.5
2005-06 1.0 0.0 2.1 0.0
2006-07(1) 5.2
2007-08(2) 7.3 40.5
Special formula grant( 3)( ) ( £ million ) Annual percentage change (percentage) Pensions deficit grant (£ million) Dedicated security posts (percentage) Annual percentage change (£ million) Capital (percentage)
2003-04 1.5
2004-05 6.6
2005-06 6.0
2005-06 95 6.0
2006-07(1) 3.1 11.8 24.2 5.6
2007-08(2) 3.1 0.0 13.1 11.0 6.1
Annual percentage chang e ( £ million ) Airwave (percentage) Annual percentage change (£ million) Premises improvement fund (percentage) Total specific grants & capital provision (£ million) Total annual change (percentage)
2003-04 0.6 0.4 13.4
2004-05 331.2 0.4 -41.4 19.4 44.8
2005-06 -10.1 0.7 98.7 20.5 6.0
2005-06 0.0 0.7 0.0 30.0 46.3
2006-07(1) -6.3 35.2 17.3
2007-08(2) 8.7% 39.2 11.2
(1 )NPF figure includes Northumbria's share of the £91 million announced in the 2006 Budget.

(2 )Capital figure includes the increased capital allocation announced on 24 May and 19 June 2007

(3 )Special Formula Grant comprised four former specific grants; Rural Policing Grant, Special Priority Payments, Forensic Grant and London/SE Allowances.

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