HC Deb 09 February 1995 vol 254 cc379-80W
25. Mr. Waterson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the proposed funding for Sussex police.

Mr. Maclean

For 1995–96, £145.78 million will be available to Sussex police. That is an increase of £14.2 million, or 10.8 per cent., over 1994–95. In addition, the police authority has been allocated £7.62 million for building projects and the purchase of equipment.

On top of all that, the way in which police grant has been calculated for 1995–96 means that Sussex will not have to find a further sum to pay for common police services such as the police national computer. For 1994–95, that is costing Sussex £1.14 million.

These significant increases in resources will help Sussex police to continue their excellent performance.