Scottish Statutory Instruments

2008 No. 46


The Police Grant (Scotland) Order 2008


19th February 2008

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

21st February 2008

Coming into force

1st April 2008

The Scottish Ministers, make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 32(3) and (5) of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Police Grant (Scotland) Order 2008 and comes into force on 1st April 2008.

(2) In this Order–

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

“financial year 2008–2009” means the period of 12 months commencing on 1st April 2008; and

“police grant” means the grant made under section 32(1) of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967.

Aggregate amounts of grants for financial year 2008–2009

2.  The aggregate amount of police grant to be made for the financial year 2008 2009 shall be £566,628,000.

Amount of grant to an authority for financial year 2008–2009

3.  The amount of police grant to be made for the financial year 2008 2009 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 the authority.

AuthorityAmount of Grant
Central Scotland Joint Police Board£27,200,000
The Dumfries and Galloway Council£15,753,000
The Fife Council£33,615,000
Grampian Joint Police Board£52,624,000
Lothian and Borders Joint Police Board£100,970,000
Northern Joint Police Board£29,245,000
Strathclyde Joint Police Board£263,229,000
Tayside Joint Police Board£43,992,000

Payment of grant

4.  The police grant payable to an authority by virtue of this Order for the financial year 2008 2009 shall be paid to that authority in monthly instalments on the fifteenth day of each month during that year.


A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,Edinburgh

19th February 2008

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order determines–

(a)the aggregate amount of grants to be made under section 32(1) of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 out of money from the Scottish Consolidated Fund for police purposes to all police authorities and joint police boards for the financial year 2008 2009 (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).