§ Dr. Jack Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from Cumbria Police Authority on the 2004–05 Provisional Grant Settlement; what reply he has sent; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Blears
We received representations from the Treasurer of Cumbria Police Authority on 22 December. The period of consultation on the provisional settlement closed on 9 January. All representations received will be carefully considered and will be taken into account.
I shall send my right hon. Friend a copy of my reply to Cumbria Police Authority as soon as it is available.