To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will ensure that Cardiff is allocated a level of funding which is adequate for the policing of a capital city and a seat of government.
7 February 2019
The proposed funding settlement we announced last week increases funding for the policing system by up to £970 million, including pensions funding and council tax precept. For South Wales Police, this could mean an increase in total cash funding of up to £19 million to £290 million in 2019/20 if the Police and Crime Commissioner chooses to increase precept by two pounds a month.
I recently met with the South Wales PCC and Chief Constable, and discussed the issue of capital city-related demand. We will consider issues around longer term funding in the round at the next Spending Review.