Communications Capabilities Directorate

Home Department written question – answered on 3rd March 2010.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what expenditure his Department has incurred on its Communications Capabilities Directorate since it was established.

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Minister of State (Home Office) (Crime and Policing)

holding answer 24 February 2010

The Communication Capabilities Directorate brings together work to ensure that, in a changing communications environment, communications data and interception of communications can continue to protect the public and save lives. This includes implementing the European Union data retention directive and looking at how communications data capabilities can be maintained in the future as technology continues to evolve through the Interception Modernisation Programme. The Directorate is also working with public authorities to improve training around the use of communications data to maximise efficiencies as suggested by feedback to the 2009 public consultation 'Protecting the Public in a Changing Communications Environment'. The Directorate has incurred expenditure of £14 million since it was established. This includes resources, facilities and capital expenditure.

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