MPs debate police grant report

08 February 2012

Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, Nick Herbert, moved a motion to approve the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) for 2012-13 on Wednesday 8 February.

Police Grant Report

The House of Commons approved the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) for 2012-13 after a division (Ayes 298; Noes 228). Shadow Secretary of State for the Home Department, Yvette Cooper responded in the debate on behalf of the Opposition.

The Police Grant Report sets out the Home Secretary’s determination for the financial year 2012/13 the amount of grant allocated to each police authority in England and Wales for police purposes.

The Police Act 1996 states that the Home Secretary shall determine the grants for police authorities and prepare a report to be laid before the House of Commons.

No payment of grant can be made unless the report has been approved by the House of Commons.

Watch the debate and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find parliamentary material on the Police in the Topics and News sections on the Parliament website.


Debates are an opportunity for MPs to discuss government policy, proposed new laws and current issues. It allows MPs to voice the concerns and interests of their constituents.

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