§ Ms Blears
In England and Wales Airwave is already fully operational in the following forces: Cambridgeshire, Humberside, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Greater Manchester, Northumbria, North Yorkshire, Suffolk and West Mercia.
Estimated dates for the other forces in England and Wales to become fully operational are given in the table.
Rollout of Airwave in Scotland will follow after England and Wales.
Airwave operational date Force Q4 2003 Bedford Derbyshire Q1 2004 Hertfordshire Lincolnshire Q2 2004 Avon & Somerset Dorset Durham Essex Gloucestershire South Wales Wiltshire Q3 2004 Cheshire City of London Cleveland Gwent Nottinghamshire South Yorkshire Surrey Sussex Thames Valley Q4 2004 Merseyside Northamptonshire Warwickshire West Midlands Q I 2005 Norfolk Q2 2005 West Yorkshire Q3 2005 Cumbria Staffordshire Q4 2005 Kent Metropolitan Devon and Cornwall Not yet available Dyfed Powys Hampshire North Wales
§ Ms Blears
It is estimated that the Airwave service contract for the provision of the police service's new digital radio communication service will cost £2.3 billion (at 1999 prices) over the 22-year lifetime of the project. In addition, forces have to procure radio terminals and to modernise control rooms. Funding is provided centrally by the Home Office and locally by police authorities.
To date, the Home Office has provided a total of £336.4 million to police forces in England and Wales for Airwave. The break-down by police force area is given in the table.819W
Home Office spend on airwave to date broken down by police force
Force £ million Avon & Somerset 8.9 Bedfordshire 3.2 Cambridgeshire 4,4 Cheshire 4.2 City of London 2.2 Cleveland 3.9 Cumbria 2.3 Derbyshire 5.7 Devon & Cornwal 6.7 Dorset 3.2 Durham 3.9 Dyfed-Powys 1.4 Essex Police 6.9 Gloucestershire 3.1 Greater Manchester 31.6 Gwent 3.0 Hampshire 7.6 Hertfordshire 4.9 Humberside 6.3 Kent 7.2 Lancashire 14.5 Leicestershire 8.1 Lincolnshire 3.3 Merseyside 11.2 Nottinghamshire 6.8 Norfolk 3.2 Northamptonshire 2.5 North Yorkshire 3.5 North Wales 2.9 Northumbria 11.8 South Wales 7.8 South Yorkshire 8.3 Staffordshire 4.4 Suffolk 5.4 Surrey 4.7 Sussex 6.4 Thames Valley 10.8 Warwickshire 2.0 West Mercia 8.6 West Midlands 14.7 West Yorkshire 11.1 Wiltshire 2.9 Metropolitan Police 60.9 TOTAL 336.4