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Project Reflex

Volume 410: debated on Friday 19 September 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the agencies involved in Project Reflex; and the resources allocated to each.[130501]

Reflex is chaired by the Director General of the National Crime Squad and includes similar representatives from INDIS (Immigration and Nationality Directorate Intelligence Service), NCIS (National Criminal Intelligence Service), Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Home Office, Europol, Kent Police, ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Cabinet Office and the Intelligence Services.Other UK regional police forces (eg Merseyside and South Yorkshire) have received support from Reflex operations against organised immigration crime.In the SR2000 spending review, Reflex received £22.5 million over three years. A breakdown is set out in the table.

Security and Intelligence agencies0.60.50.6

1 CS figure includes additional project fund used to support operations by other agencies.

An additional £20 million is being made available to support Reflex activities in 2003–04.