Police: Finance

Home Department written question – answered on 12th July 2007.

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Photo of Paddy Tipping Paddy Tipping Labour, Sherwood

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) how much funding has been allocated per head of population on police in 2007-08 for police authorities in (a) Derbyshire, (b) Leicestershire, (c) Lincolnshire, (d) Northamptonshire, (e) Nottinghamshire, (f) West Midlands and (g) Greater Manchester;

(2) what the average funding per head of population is on police in 2007-08 in (a) England and (b) the East Midlands.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State, Home Office

The information requested is set out in the following table.

The Government do not distribute grant to police authorities purely on the basis of population. The police funding formula uses a range of data relating to demographic and social characteristics to reflect the relative needs of each authority. Grant allocations also take into account the relative tax base of each authority. Grant allocations are stabilised by damping to limit year-on-year variations.

Police authority Total grants 2007-08( 1)( ) (£ million) Resident population mid-2005( 2 ) (million) Funding per head of population 2007-08 (£)
Derbyshire 123.64 0.98 126.00
Leicestershire 128.98 0.95 135.32
Lincolnshire 80.36 0.68 118.41
Northamptonshire 82.34 0.65 126.32
Nottinghamshire 154.95 1.04 148.79
West Midlands 519.51 2.59 200.48
Greater Manchester 505.94 2.55 198.59
Total East Midlands 570.27 4.31 132.31
Total England 8,884.81 50.42 176.22
(1) Total grants comprises: Home Office Police Grant, DCLG Revenue Support Grant and National Non-Domestic Rates; Special Formula grant, Specific Grants: Crime Fighting Fund, Neighbourhood Policing Fund, Basic Command Unit Fund, Community Support Officer Funding, Pension Deficit Grant and Dedicated Security Post funding and Capital provision (including the increased capital allocations announced on 24 May and 19 June 2007).

(2) Population Data sourced by the Office for National Statistics from the mid-2005 population estimates.

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