HC Deb 09 April 2001 vol 366 c460W
26. Mr. St. Aubyn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the funding of Surrey police force. [156048]

Mr. Charles Clarke

Under the police funding settlement for 2001–02 Surrey Police Authority will receive £111 million in central Government supported funding. It will also continue to benefit from the Crime Fighting Fund and Rural Policing Fund. Surrey will receive £2.3 million from the Crime Fighting Fund and £11,048 from the Rural Policing Fund. £220,000 has also been allocated to Surrey under the Targeted Policing Initiative.

The budget set by Surrey Police Authority for 2001–02 is £122.4 million, an increase of 2.1 per cent. (+£2.5 million) over the previous year.

In addition, commencing 1 April the Home Office has agreed to fund 75 per cent. of the cost of the new allowance of £2,000 per annum to be paid to officers serving in the Surrey Police who were appointed on or after 1 September 1994 and who are not in receipt of housing allowance.