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Proceeds of Crime: Consolidated Fund

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money has been paid into the Consolidated Fund from proceeds of crime in each of the last five years. (249166)

[holding answer 19 January 2009]: The total net value of criminal proceeds recovered in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in the last five years is set out in the following table. From 1 April 2006 the Home Office has 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. contributes to core Home Office expenditure priorities, including policing and other asset recovery measures.

Proceeds of crime

£ million

Net total recovered

2003-04

54.5

2004-05

84.4

2005-06

96.0

2006-07

125.3

2007-08

135.7