HC Deb 11 November 1999 vol 337 c799W
Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total(a) budget and (b) expenditure were for police staff costs for the Metropolitan police in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. [98172]

Mr. Charles Clarke

The Receiver for the Metropolitan police district tells me that the budget and expenditure figures for police staff costs within the Metropolitan police over the last five years are as follows:

£ million
Year Budget police staffing Outturn police staffing
1994–95 949.105 947.697
1995–96 953.906 953.116
1996–97 960.911 953.352
1997–98 950.294 954.126
1998–99 968.503 969.985