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Police: Complaints

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding she plans to provide to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) in each of the next three years; what discussions she has had with the IPCC on its future funding since January 2009; and if she will make a statement. (273867)

The Home Office is providing funding of £36.7 million to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) for 2009-10. This includes funding for its remit in respect of serious complaints made against staff of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). In addition, the IPCC also receives funding from the UK Border Agency, and HM Revenue and Customs to fund its complaints investigation work in respect of those organisations.

Funding levels for future years have not yet been determined. The Home Office works closely with the IPCC to review its financial position and its performance on a regular basis to ensure that it can continue to deliver its statutory role and that it is making best use of its resources.