Police Grant Report (England and Wales) for 2016-17 — Level of Central Government Funding for Policing — 10 Feb 2016 at 15:41
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted to set central government funding of policing for 2016-17 at a level 2.7% lower than was set for 2015-16.
The majority of MPs voted to set central government funding of policing for 2016-17 at a level 2.7% lower than was set for 2015-16.
The motion approved by the majority of MPs taking part in the vote, and the majority of those from England and Wales was:
- That the Police Grant Report (England and Wales) for 2016–17 (HC 753), which was laid before this House on 4 February, be approved.
The report set the total 2015-16 central government grant for policing at £7,421,588,629 (The figure was £7,630,719,732 for 2015-16)
The central government grants are one of the ways policing in England and Wales is funded; council tax is another significant source of funding. Some of the government grant is paid as a "council tax freeze grant" paid where policing bodies decided in the past not to increase their element of council tax above a level set by the government.
This was a vote which specifically and solely affects England and Wales so a double majority, of both the MPs from the areas affected, and of the whole house, was required for it to pass.
Votes cast by all members of Parliament:
Ayes 310, Noes 212.
Votes cast by members for constituencies in England and Wales:
Ayes 305, Noes 208.
-  Vote on Police Grant Report (England and Wales) for 2015-16 - 10 February 2015 - PublicWhip.org.uk
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||306 (+2 tell)||0||0||93.3%|
|Lab||0||204 (+2 tell)||0||89.2%|