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National Wildlife Crime Unit: Finance

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much it cost to run the National Wildlife Crime Unit in each of the last 10 years. (288214)

The current National Wildlife Crime Unit was created in April 2006, after the National Crime Intelligence Service (NCIS) was disbanded. Previously there was a Wildlife Crime Unit within NCIS. The unit received funding of £308,417 in 2006-07, £476,296 in 2007-08, £403,412 in 2008-09 and has been budgeted at £437,919 for 2009-10.