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POLICE FUNDING IN GREATER MANCHESTER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 628: tabled on 15 January 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House is concerned that the Greater Manchester Police Authority Independent Chairman has confirmed that Greater Manchester faces a projected budget shortfall of £1.3 million for 2007-08, of £25.9 million for 2008-09 and of £12.2 million for 2009-10; notes that Greater Manchester Police has already made reductions of more than 200 police officers in 2006-07 and that further cuts may be necessary in the future unless more resources are made available from Government; further notes with concern that it is estimated that £35 million of funding has been withheld by the Government as part of its `damping mechanism', despite payment being fully justified on the Home Office's objective needs basis; and therefore calls on the Government to put an end to this inequity and provide the necessary funds to police the streets of Greater Manchester properly.

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POLICE FUNDING IN GREATER MANCHESTER (Amendment 1)
leave out from `House' to end and insert `notes that Government funding for Greater Manchester Police was £315.6 million in 1996-97 and will be £498.4 million in 2007-08, an increase of £183 million; further notes that in March 2006 there were 1,037 more police officer numbers and 714 more police support staff than in March 1997; further notes that Greater Manchester Police had 251 police community support officers on 31st March 2006 with a target for April 2007 of 828; and looks forward to continuing improvement of police performance in reducing crime.'.
Labour, Stockport
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EDM 628A1: tabled on 17 January 2007