War Crimes

Home Department written question – answered on 14th June 2005.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the resources available (a) to the Metropolitan Police to investigate and (b) to the Crown Prosecution Service to prosecute alleged Nazi war criminals resident in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing, Security and Community Safety), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The Metropolitan Police War Crimes Unit was disbanded in 1999. Responsibility then passed to the Anti-Terrorist Branch, which has a dedicated section to deal with Crimes Against Humanity. Expenditure is met from normal Metropolitan Police budgets. There are no current prosecutions.

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