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Police: Inquiries

Volume 463: debated on Monday 23 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s budget has been spent on historical inquiries in the last two years; and if he will make a statement. (150933)

The Historic Enquires Team (HET) project is a NIO funded project which the PSNI Historic Enquires Team are undertaking. The total funding for this project is £34 million over six years. This funding is divided between all the participants; PSNI Historic Enquiries Team, Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, Forensic Science Northern Ireland, and Public Prosecution Service. The overall budget for PSNI HET work is £24.2 million over six years.

The actual spend for PSNI HET work for 2005-06 was £3.95 million and for 2006-07 £4.18 million.