§ Norman Baker
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date the Standards Unit for the police was established; how much has been spent on the unit; how much he expects to have been spent within the first 12 months; and what the anticipated annual running costs thereafter will be. 
§ Mr. Denham
[holding answer 13 June 2002]: The first members of the Police Standards Unit started in post on 9 July 2001. To date £709.000 has been spent on the unit. It is anticipated that the cost of running the unit in the first 12 months will be around £789,000. The expenditure for 2002–03 has been forecast to be in the region of £3.1 million for running costs. Running costs for the unit thereafter have been forecast at £3.6 million per annum.