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Specialist Fraud Investigation

Attorney-General written question – answered on 18th January 2011.

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Photo of Kelvin Hopkins Kelvin Hopkins Labour, Luton North

To ask the Attorney-General what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the outcome of the comprehensive spending review on specialist fraud investigation services.

Photo of Edward Garnier Edward Garnier The Solicitor-General

Over the course of the spending review period the Law Officers' Departments which play a part in tackling fraud-namely the Serious Fraud Office, the Crown Prosecution Service and the National Fraud Authority-will reduce overall spending by 25% in real terms. This is challenging, but presents an opportunity to rethink processes and organisational arrangements, without undermining frontline casework.

The Government have also made a commitment, confirmed in the coalition programme, to create a single Economic Crime Agency (ECA) to rationalise the current piecemeal law enforcement landscape. The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, my right hon. Friend Nick Herbert and I are actively engaged in this work. The ECA will be developed in parallel with the National Crime Agency, which will take the lead on organised crime.

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