§ Mr. Congdon
To ask the Secretary of State for the 221,790 21.2 Home Department on what basis budgets within the Metropolitan police are allocated to divisions. 
§ Mr. Maclean
The allocation of budgets to individual divisions within the Metropolitan police is a matter for the commissioner and his senior colleagues. I understand that the process is supported by a resource allocation formula which seeks to direct resources in line with objective measures of need and in line with the five core territorial policing functions—traffic, crime, response, partnership and the Queen's peace—undertaken by the Metropolitan police. Headquarters' branches and corporate projects are not funded under the resource allocation formula but receive funding separately through "top slicing".