Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|8 Feb 2018, 3:26 p.m.||Holly Lynch MP (Labour - Halifax)||Holly Lynch MP (Labour - Halifax)|
Question to the Home Office
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much of each police force’s annual budget was spent on the running costs of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in the 2016-17 financial year.
Answer (Mr Nick Hurd)
The Government does not hold information in respect of how much of a police force’s budget is spent on running the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
Under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, it is the responsibility of individual PCCs to determine how each police force area’s funding settlement is allocated, including setting the force budget and in relation to the size and composition of their offices.
The 2011 Act specifies that PCCs must publish key information as prescribed by the Secretary of State. The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011 (and amended in 2012) sets out what information must be published: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2011/3050/contents/made
The publication of this information enables the local electorate to judge whether the PCC is making the best use of public money.