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House of Commons Hansard
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11 November 2009
Volume 499
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will bring forward proposals to enable proceeds of crime recovered in individual police force areas to be used for local community organisations in those areas. [298658]

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Last month the Government announced details of local projects to be funded under the £4 million Community Cashback scheme, which gave communities a say on how recovered criminal assets are spent. Eight local projects are being supported under the scheme in the south Yorkshire area with total funding of £98,000. In addition many police forces use a portion of the money they receive under the asset recovery incentive scheme to support local projects in the community.