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Community Relations

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department where the police officers and other staff announced on 16 April 2008 as being assigned to work on preventing violent extremism, will be deployed. (201880)

Following the announcement by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary of more than 300 additional Prevent posts over the next three years, Sir Norman Bettison of the Association of Chief Police Officers (Terrorism and Allied Matters) wrote to all the chief constables in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on 2 May. He set out the proposed distribution and rationale behind funding for the prevention of violent extremism at national, regional and local levels. Priority areas are those localities where there is significant threat of people becoming or supporting terrorists. My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary publicly announced the allocation of new posts as part of the launch of the Prevent strategy on 2 June.

In all, 24 forces will benefit from additional resources in 2008-09 and the allocation will be reviewed in November for 2009-10.

Derbyshire

Nottinghamshire

Bedfordshire

Hertfordshire

Humberside

West Yorkshire

Greater Manchester Police

Merseyside

Sussex

Hampshire

Staffordshire

South Wales

Leicestershire

Northamptonshire

Cambridgeshire

Cleveland

Northumbria

South Yorkshire

Lancashire

Surrey

Thames Valley

Avon and Somerset

West Midlands

Metropolitan Police Service

With regard to the deployment of resources, the chief officer of a police force is responsible for operational management. The Home Office is responsible for the provision of funding.