HC Deb 20 May 2004 vol 421 c1135W
Mr. Amess

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what change he has made in the police grant to take account of the enforcement of the ban on using mobile phones while driving. [173557]

Ms Blears

No additional government grant has been made available specifically for this policing activity, which is less demanding on police resources than previous arrangements.

We have put significant extra resources into the police service in England and Wales over the last few years. Since 2000–01 total provision for policing to be supported by grant or spent centrally on services for the police has risen by over 30 per cent. or £2.3 billion.