HC Deb 10 January 1996 vol 269 c219W
Mr. Parry

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what additional funding he will make available to the police authority on Merseyside to combat violent crime. [8137]

Mr. Maclean

The overall effect of the Government's funding proposals for Merseyside police authority would be to provide a total spending power of £226.7 million in 1996–97, an increase of £8.14 million or 3.7 per cent. over 1995–96. It is for the chief constable to decide how to allocate his resources.