§ Mr. Conway
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what were the capital and revenue contributions from central Government to the West Mercia police authority for 1978–79, 1982–83, 1986–87 and 1991–92.574W
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
Information on the amounts of police specific grant paid by the Home Office to the West Mercia police authority in respect of its expenditure in 1978–79, 1982–83 and 1986–87, and expected to be paid in respect of 1991–92, is as follows. That part of the authority's expenditure which is not met by specific grant is apportioned between its constituent county councils, and their contributions to the authority's expenditure are supported by central Government through the revenue support grant system.
Specific grant paid to West Mercia Police Authority £millions 1978–791 2 8.2 1982–831 2 17.8 1986–871 3 24.1 1991–923 4 42.7 1 Grant paid on revenue expenditure, loan charges and revenue contributions to capital expenditure. 2 Rate of grant 50 per cent. 3 Rate of grant 51 per cent. 4 Grant paid on revenue expenditure, loan charges on pre-April 1990 debt, and capital expenditure.