To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, whether any reduction in the formula grant will be required for the (a) £1 billion Emergency Services Communication Programme and (b) £500 million additional counter-terrorism funding.
The Spending Review settlement set out £1 billion investment in the Emergency Services Network (ESN). Final decisions on the treatment of ESN core infrastructure costs within the overall police settlement in 2016/17 will be confirmed as part of the provisional police funding announcement in mid-December.
The overall size of Counter Terrorism Policing Grant is negotiated completely separately from the rest of central Government funding to the police. The Spending Review announcement confirmed a real terms increase in funding for counter-terrorism policing. As in previous years, the Counter Terrorism Policing Grant will be ring-fenced. The amount of this funding in 2016/17 will be confirmed as part of the provisional police funding announcement in mid-December.