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Civil Nuclear Constabulary

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much funding was made available to the Civil Nuclear Constabulary in each year since its establishment. (156349)

The then Department of Trade and Industry provided the Civil Nuclear Police Authority (CNPA) with £6 million as working capital on its set-up in April 2005.

£3 million was then made available to the CNPA for 2006-07, and a further £3 million for 2007-08, for capital spending. To date, £1 million only of this funding for 2006-08 has been drawn upon. Capital costs will be recovered by the CNPA through depreciation charges. The costs of the CNPA and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary are met by the civil nuclear operating companies to whom policing services are provided.

Details of the operating costs of the CNPA can be found on the CNPA's website at: www.cnpa.police.uk/funding and within the CNPA's annual report and accounts, also available on the website.

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many arrests were made by the Civil Nuclear Constabulary in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007; and how many of these resulted in successful prosecutions. (156350)

In the 2004-05 Crime Year, officers of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) made three arrests, of which one resulted in a successful prosecution and one resulted in a caution being given.

In the 2005-06 Crime Year, CNC officers made seven arrests, of which four resulted in successful prosecutions and two resulted in cautions being given.

In the 2006-07 Crime Year, CNC officers made three arrests, of which one resulted in a successful prosecution and one resulted in a caution being given.

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much was spent on training for the Civil Nuclear Constabulary in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007; and how much is proposed to be allocated in each of the next five years. (156351)

The costs of the Civil Nuclear Police Authority and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary are met by the civil nuclear operating companies to whom policing services are provided. Training costs for the Constabulary are as follows:

£

2005-06

2,848,000

2006-07

3,083,000

2007-08

13,791,000

2008-09

23,768,000

2009-10

23,601,000

2010-11

33,709,000

2011-12

33,820,000

1 forecast

2 budget

3 modelled