§ Mr. Shersby
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make an estimate of the cost to public funds of the provided accommodation allowance payable to police officers in provided accommodation for the year commencing 1 April.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
About 18,000 officers live in provided accommodation. Provided accommodation allowance has been set at £300.00 per officer per year and is payable for three years. Estimates accordingly provide for direct public expenditure of £5.4 million per year on this allowance for each year that it is payable.