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Police: Northern Ireland

Volume 712: debated on Thursday 9 July 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 24 June (WA 291) which indicated that the threat from dissident republicans remains consistently more serious than at any time in the past five years, what extra funding and resources are being made available to the Police Service of Northern Ireland to deal with that threat. [HL4676]

The Government have recently provided the chief constable with access to an additional £28.7 million in 2009-10 to meet the dissident threat with the bid for 2010-11 to be considered at a later stage.

This reflects the commitment the Prime Minister and Secretary of State made to ensure that the chief constable has the resources he needs made available to him to meet the dissident threat.