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Human Trafficking: Cambridgeshire

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether funding for Operation Pentameter II for the Cambridgeshire constabulary will be available in the financial year 2008-09; and if she will make a statement. (169526)

[holding answer 3 December 2007]: Police forces receive over £1 billion in grant annually. Human trafficking is core police business and all forces including Cambridgeshire constabulary should now have the capacity to deal with trafficking problems in their area.

Operation Pentameter II is a time limited operation and is due to be completed early in the 2008-09 financial year.

Decisions on the timing of further Pentameter operations have yet to be taken.