HC Deb 24 January 1996 vol 270 c265W
Mr. Parry

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to visit Merseyside to discuss the police authority's budget; and if he will make a statement. [10473]

Mr. Maclean

My right hon. and learned Friend would be happy to visit Merseyside when a suitable opportunity arises.

My right hon. and learned Friend has proposed that Merseyside police authority's basic funding allocation for 1996–97 should increase by 3.2 per cent. over 1995–96. If it sets a budget for 1996–97 at the cap, spending could increase by £8 million—3.7 per cent. over the current financial year.