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Proceeds of Crime

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 14 October 2008, Official Report, column 1079W, on the proceeds of crime, what initiatives have been funded through allocations to police forces under the asset recovery incentive scheme. (241884)

In 2007-08 police forces invested most of their monies from the incentive scheme in further developing their asset recovery and financial investigation capacity, with the funding of financial investigator posts, anti-money laundering teams, and asset recovery operations. In addition some funds were used on local projects to tackle gun and knife crime. The Metropolitan Police Service also made a grant to the Safer London Foundation. Other forces supported a range of community initiatives, including youth projects, road shows, prevention of doorstep crime, over-60s club, and equipment for a faith based community centre.