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National Security

Volume 473: debated on Wednesday 12 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Prime Minister's statement of 14 November 2007, Official Report, column 670, on national security, on the establishment of a new unit bringing together police and security intelligence and research, what estimate has been made of the cost of the unit; whether it will replace the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre; and what steps have been taken in the establishment of the unit to date. (185107)

The establishment of a new team within JTAC to help support Government’s Prevent strategy will enhance the work of JTAC not replace it. The team is in the process of being established and the costs will be met from the Home Office's counter-terrorism budget set out in the recent CSR.