Serious Organised Crime Agency: Expenditure

Home Department written question – answered on 25th January 2010.

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Photo of Jennifer Willott Jennifer Willott Shadow Secretary of State, Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) what the (a) largest, (b) smallest and (c) average expenditure was on a Serious and Organised Crime Agency operation in each year since the Agency was established; and if he will make a statement;

(2) how much and what proportion of the Serious and Organised Crime Agency's budget was spent on operations in each year since it was established; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Alan Campbell Alan Campbell Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction)

Operations undertaken by the Serious Organised Crime Agency vary considerably in terms of their nature, resource requirements and length. Many operations run for several years. SOCA does not 'cost' each operation. SOCA aims to apportion its operational effort against the main threats which are causing harm to the UK. These apportionments are set out in SOCA's annual plan for 2009-10.

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