§ Mr. Sweeney
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proposals he has to change the revenue grant system for police forces in England and Wales to one based on the allocation of grant on assessment of relative need.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
My right hon. and learned Friend is considering a range of issues connected with the police service, including future funding arrangements. How grant is allocated is clearly one aspect of this. He will announce his conclusions on funding in due course.