Please provide the total Forensic Science Annual Budget for the Police Force and if possible the forces expenditure on Forensic Science for this same time period.
Time Period: Budget given separately for each year since 2006 to present
Please find attached our response. Please note we have been unable to locate data for years prior to 2008/09.
Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.
The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.