Wiltshire and Swindon Police and Crime Commissioner

Home Office written question – answered on 3rd July 2018.

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Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the potential annual cost to the public purse of a Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

The Government does not centrally collate information in respect of the cost of the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Wiltshire.

Under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, it is the responsibility of PCCs to determine how each police area’s funding settlement is allocated, including setting the police force budget and the running of the PCC’s office.

The 2011 Act specifies that PCCs must publish key information as prescribed by the Secretary of State. The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011 sets out what information must be published: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2011/3050/contents/made

The publication of this information enables the local electorate to determine whether the PCC is making the best use of public funds so that they can hold commissioners to account for their actions via the ballot box.

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