HC Deb 20 November 2000 vol 357 c81W
19. Mrs. Fiona Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what real increase in investment in the police service has been earmarked for the financial years 2001–02 and 2003–04. [137466]

Mr. Charles Clarke

Total provision for the police will be £8.5 billion in 2001–02, £.9.0 billion in 2002–03 and £9.3 billion in 2003–04. In real terms, these are annul increases of 7.4 per cent. 3.5 per cent. and 0.6 per cent. respectively. Spending will rise by almost £1.6 billion by 2003–04 against provision for this year. That is a rise of 11.8 per cent. in real terms.