§ Mr. Liddell-Grainger
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes are planned in Government funding for Avon and Somerset police between 2002–03 and 2003–04 
§ Mr. Denham
Spending Review 2002 has made additional resources available for policing. By 2005–06, spending on the police will amount to around £1.5 billion more than in 2002–03. The final grant position for individual police authorities will take account of the allocation of resources for 2003–04 and the outcome of the recent consultation process on Local Government Finance Formula Grant Distribution.
We will take decisions on both the Spending Review and the police funding formula shortly.