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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2000 No. 73


The Police Grant (Scotland) Order 2000


16th March 2000

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

16th March 2000

Coming into force

1st April 2000

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 32(3) and (5) of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Police Grant (Scotland) Order 2000 and shall come into force on 1st April 2000.

(2) In this Order–

“the Act” means the Police (Scotland) Act 1967;

“authority” means a police authority (not being a constituent authority) or a joint police board;

“financial year 2000-2001” means the period of 12 months commencing on 1st April 2000; and

“police grant” means the grant made under section 32(1) of the Act.

Aggregate amount of grants for financial year 2000-2001

2.  The aggregate amount of police grant to be made for the financial year 2000-2001 shall be £377,160,000.

Amount of grant to an authority for financial year 2000-2001

3.  The amount of police grant to be made for the financial year 2000-2001 to each authority specified in column 1 of the Table below shall be the amount determined in relation to that authority which is set out in column 2 of that Table opposite to the name of that authority–

AuthorityAmount of Grant
Central Scotland Joint Police Board£16,895,000
Dumfries and Galloway Council£10,865,000
Fife Council£20,902,000
Grampian Joint Police Board£32,073,000
Lothian and Borders Joint Police Board£68,159,000
Northern Joint Police Board£19,476,000
Strathclyde Joint Police Board£179,448,000
Tayside Joint Police Board£29,342,000

Payment of grant

4.  The police grant payable to an authority by virtue of this Order for the financial year 2000-2001 shall be paid to that authority in equal monthly instalments on the 15th day of each month during that year.


A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,


16th March 2000

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order is made under section 32(3) and (5) of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967, as substituted by section 45(1) of the Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Act 1997, which makes provision for the Scottish Ministers to make grants out of money from the Scottish Consolidated Fund for police purposes to police authorities and joint police boards.

This Order determines–

(a)the aggregate amount of grants to be made under section 32(1) to all police authorities and joint police boards for the financial year 2000-2001 (article 2); and

(b)the amount of such grants to be made to each police authority or joint police board (article 3).

The Order also sets out how and when the grant is payable (article 4).


1967 c. 77; section 32 was substituted by the Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Act 1997 (c. 48), section 45(1) and amended by the Scotland Act 1998 (Consequential Modifications) (No. 2) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/1820), Schedule 2, paragraph 41(2). The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

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