HC Deb 26 October 1994 vol 248 c644W
Mr. Parry

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received concerning the proposed changes in funding for policing for the Merseyside police authority; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Maclean

We have listened very carefully to the many concerns which have been expressed from Merseyside and elsewhere about the version of the new police funding formula which was exemplified in September. We are now revising the formula to ensure the capacity of police authorities to maintain existing levels of service.