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Crime: Internet

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was allocated to each police force for combating e-crime in 2006-07; and what the proposed allocation for 2007-08 is. (126726)

Total Government funding for the police in England and Wales for 2006-07 was £9.3 billion. In addition, specific pump priming funding of £26,200 was provided to each police force in England and Wales to help expand their computer crime teams.

The Government have announced total Government grant allocations to police forces in England and Wales for 2007-08 of £9.6 billion. Police spending on computer crime teams is expected to be funded from overall resources available and is a matter for each chief constable.