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Anti-terrorism Funding

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 22 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to paragraph 6.68 of the 2006 Budget, what projects will be funded by the increased anti-terrorism funding. (63440)

The Government have dedicated £63 million extra this year and £100 million extra the year after to expand the police specialist CT capacity outside London, as well as an extra £30 million this year and an extra £45 million next year for the metropolitan police. The £42.5 million referred to in paragraph 6.68 of the 2006 budget report is included in these figures.

For obvious reasons I do not want to identify particular projects, but this additional funding will strengthen the police service’s intelligence and investigative capability both in the capital and across the rest of the service and will complement the additional funding provided for the Security and Intelligence Agencies already announced. In total, over the two years, the police service will receive £446 million specifically for countering the international terrorist threat and domestic extremism.