HC Deb 25 June 1998 vol 314 c592W
Dr. Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what ways(a) redrawing the boundaries of the Metropolitan Police area and (b) reducing Metropolitan Police numbers, will affect the funding formula under which the Metropolitan Police receives extra resources for national responsibilities. [47031]

Mr. Michael

The special payment the Metropolitan Police receives outside the funding formula in recognition of its distinct national and capital city functions is unlikely to be affected by the change in the force's boundaries, or any consequential reduction in the total number of police officers in the force.