HC Deb 20 November 2000 vol 357 c90W
Mr. Love

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost will be to the Crime Fighting Fund of recruiting an additional 9,000 police officers over the next three years. [137465]

Mr. Charles Clarke

The recruitment of 9,000 police officers through the Crime Fighting Fund is expected to cost £454 million in the three years 2000–01 to 200203. An additional £272 million has been made available through the Spending Review 2000 to meet the continuing costs of employing the 9,000 in 2003–04.