§ Mr. Barker
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the per capita expenditure on police in East Sussex was in(a) 1997 and (b) 2001; and what the national average was in those years. 
§ Mr. Denham
Figures are not available separately for East Sussex. The gross cost per capita for Sussex in 1997–98 was £117.8 and in 2001–02 it is estimated at £132.5. The gross cost on an average per capita basis in England and Wales was £138.4 in 1997–98 and estimated at £165.5 in 2001–02.Explanatory Note: All figures are from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy Police statistics: 1997–98 Actuals and 2001–02 Estimates.