HC Deb 15 October 2003 vol 411 c262W
Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what(a) proportion and (b) total amount of (i) total Government spending and (ii) gross domestic product was spent on policing in each of the last five years; and what the projected proportion of total Government spending is in the next two years. [121967]

Ms Blears

The information available for the United Kingdom is set out in the table.

The two central scenarios would lead to prison populations of between 87,200 and 88,000 by mid-year 2006.