HC Deb 27 October 1999 vol 336 c879W
Mrs. Shephard

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes he intends to make to the police funding formula following the report into the sparsity element of the formula. [95781]

Mr. Charles Clarke

We are considering the findings of the research report on the cost of policing in rural areas. We intend to announce soon details of how the police funding formula will operate in relation to next year's finance settlement.