£1.6m will be given to Cleveland Police Authority to cover the bill for a criminal investigation into its suspended chiefs. Chief Constable Sean Price and his deputy Derek Bonnard were suspended after being arrested on suspicion of misconduct, fraud and corruption.
The grant to fund Operation Sacristy will come from the government and be paid from taxpayers money. It has been approved by Policing Minister Nick Herbert.
It covers the costs of employing the investigation team last year. There is also an agreement, in principle, to cover the next year's financial costs which could be more than £2m.
MPs have also welcomed the news of the grant.
But it doesn't pay for Sean Price and Derek Bonnard's wages during their suspension which has now lasted almost a year. Those investigating have always defended the cost and time the investigation has taken so far.
Sean Price and Derek Bonnard have also responded to today's developments.