§ 45. Mr. Norman Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice he receives independent of the Metropolitan police when he reviews its budget submissions; and by how much he reduced its submission for 1985–86.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
My right hon. and learned Friend receives advice from the Department. He also has regard to views expressed by right hon. and hon. Members from time to time and by the local authority associations concerned at their regular November meeting on the estimates with the receiver for the Metropolitan police district.
The Metropolitan police estimates for 1985–86, which he approved in February, were prepared by the receiver within limits set by him earlier in the financial cycle.