Police: Associations

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th February 2009.

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Photo of Lord Stoddart of Swindon Lord Stoddart of Swindon Independent Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 26 January (WA 19), why the National Association of Muslim Police is the only religious group to receive grant in aid; what is its purpose; what is the total amount of grant since its inception; and how often the need to continue any grant is reviewed.

Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Security and Counter-terrorism), Home Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Security and Counter-terrorism)

Any of the national diversity staff associations in the police service can seek grant in aid funding from the Home Office. The only national faith-based staff association to apply for funding in 2008-09 was the National Association of Muslim Police (NAMP).

NAMP exists to increase the trust and confidence of police amongst Muslim communities and increase the recruitment, retention, and progression of Muslim officers and staff.

The total amount of grant in aid paid to NAMP since its inception is £33,750.

Grant in aid is reviewed annually and approval follows submission of a formal annual bid. Payments from the annual approved amount are reviewed each quarter.

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