HC Deb 21 June 2002 vol 387 c616W
Mr. Nigel Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what effect the Budget will have on policing in Cheltenham. [52938]

Mr. Denham

Police forces in the south-west and Wales have received extra funding to make communities safer. Avon and Somerset Police received a cash boost to step up operations against street offenders and all forces in the south-west and Wales, including Gloucestershire, received funding allocations based on careful assessments of their current requirements and commitments to provide an enhanced counter-terrorist capability. The overall level of funding allocated following the Budget, to police forces in the south-west and Wales for counter terrorism purposes, £1.8 million, has been made public. To break this down further in public could compromise security.