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Proceeds of Crime: Northern Ireland

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on the recent distribution of recovered criminal assets; and if she will make a statement. (255270)

There has been no need for discussions between Home Office and Northern Ireland Office Ministers on this matter. Under the Asset Recovery Incentive Scheme, 50 per cent. of all monies recovered are distributed among the front-line agencies involved, including agencies in Northern Ireland. The allocation of shares to individual agencies in Northern Ireland has been agreed with Northern Ireland Ministers.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 was allocated for expenditure in Northern Ireland in the (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) first nine months of the 2008-09 financial year. (255683)

The allocations to Northern Ireland agencies under the Asset Recovery Incentive Scheme were as follows:

Amount (£)

2006-07

303,198.31

2007-08

1,820,228.17

2008-091

265,758.10

1 April to September 2008.