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Assets Recovery Agency: Serious Organised Crime Agency

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Constable on the transfer of the Assets Recovery Agency to the Serious Organised Crime Agency. (189381)

I have discussed issues relating to asset recovery with the Chief Constable in the course of my regular meetings, including the merger of the Assets Recovery Agency with the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

All law enforcement agencies in the Organised Crime Task Force—the Police Service of Northern Ireland, HM Revenue and Customs, Assets Recovery Agency and Serious Organised Crime Agency—are currently working together to draw up the Northern Ireland assets recovery action plan for 2008 to 2010, which I intend to publish by the spring.