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Proceeds of Crime

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what uses the £125 million of criminal assets recovered in 2006-07 was put. (200919)

The Home Office paid back 50 per cent. of recovered criminal assets to the police and other front-line agencies under the asset recovery incentive scheme. The scheme is designed to reward past performance and drive up future asset recovery activity. The remaining 50 per cent. contributed to core Home Office expenditure priorities, including policing and other asset recovery measures.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what amount of assets recovered in 2006-07 has been paid back to (a) the Serious and Organised Crime Agency, (b) HM Revenue and Customs, (c) the Crown Prosecution Service and (d) police forces in England and Wales under the Assets Recovery Incentive Scheme. (200920)

The information requested is as follows:

£ million

(a)

Serious Organised Crime Agency

1.53

(b)

HM Revenue and Customs

12.01

(c)

Crown Prosecution Service

8.11

(d)

Police forces in England and Wales

15.49