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46 Police grant.E+W

(1)Subject to the following provisions of this section, the Secretary of State shall [F1for each financial year—

(a)make grants to police and crime commissioners for the purposes of their functions,

(b)make grants to the Common Council for the purposes of its functions as police authority, and

(c)make grants to the Greater London Authority for the purposes of the functions of the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime;]

[F2and in those provisions a reference to a grant recipient is a reference to a police and crime commissioner, the Common Council or the Greater London Authority.]

(2)For each financial year the Secretary of State shall with the approval of the Treasury determine—

(a)the aggregate amount of grants to be made under this section, and

(b)the amount of the grant to be made to each [F3grant recipient];

and any determination may be varied by further determinations under this subsection.

(3)The Secretary of State shall prepare a report setting out any determination under subsection (2), and stating the considerations which he took into account in making the determination.

(4)In determining the allocation among [F4grant recipients] of the whole or any part of the aggregate amount of grants, the Secretary of State may exercise his discretion by applying such formulae or other rules as he considers appropriate.

(5)The considerations which the Secretary of State takes into account in making a determination under subsection (2), and the formulae and other rules referred to in subsection (4), may be different for [F5different grant recipients or different classes of grant recipient].

(6)A copy of every report prepared under subsection (3) shall be laid before the House of Commons, and no payment of grant shall be made unless the report setting out the determination of its amount has been approved by resolution of that House.

(7)A grant to a [F6grant recipient] under this section shall be paid at such time, or in instalments of such amounts and at such times, as the Secretary of State may with the approval of the Treasury determine; and any such time may fall within or after the financial year concerned.

[F7(7A)Where the Greater London Authority receives a grant under this section, it shall forthwith account for the grant to the [F8Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime] and pay it over to [F9that Office].]

(8)Where in consequence of a further determination under subsection (2) the amount of [F10a grant recipient's] grant is less than the amount already paid to it for the year concerned, a sum equal to the difference shall be paid by [F11the grant recipient] to the Secretary of State on such day as he may specify; but no sum shall be payable by [F12a grant recipient] under this subsection unless the report setting out the further determination has been approved by resolution of the House of Commons.

[F13(9)Where the Greater London Authority is required to pay a sum under subsection (8) above, the Mayor of London may direct the [F14Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime] to pay an amount not exceeding that sum to the Greater London Authority on such day as he may specify in the direction.]

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