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Police: Terrorism

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police forces in England and Wales do not have their own anti-terrorist unit. (125791)

[holding answer 6 March 2007]: Each police force maintains its own special branch. Special branches play a key role in protecting the public and maintaining order. They acquire and develop intelligence to help protect the public from national security threats, especially terrorism and other extremist activity, and through this they also play a valuable role in promoting community safety and cohesion.