§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what transitional arrangements he plans to make in respect of the costs arising from the realignment of the Metropolitan Police District boundary with the Greater London administrative boundary. 
§ Kate Hoey
[holding answer 22 March 1999]: The allocation of police grant for 1999/2000 includes special payments of £2 million, £3 million and £7 million to Essex Police Authority, Hertfordshire Police Authority and Surrey Police Authority respectively for transitional costs arising from the changes to the Metropolitan Police District boundary. We would consider any transitional cost bids made for 2000–01.