Lancashire Constabulary: Proceeds of Crime

Home Office written question – answered on 30th October 2018.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money Lancashire Constabulary was allowed to keep under section 298 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017; what that money was used for; and to which organisations that money was donated.

Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

The amounts returned to Lancashire Constabulary from cash forfeited under section 298 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in the relevant financial years is given in the table below.

2014/15

£308,066.04

2015/16

£313,404.91

2016/17

£289,835.26

The use of returned money is a matter for the individual agencies, but there is an expectation that it will be used for driving up asset recovery performance and for reducing harm; including community project funding. In monitoring the use of the money, we are aware that most of the amount returned to Lancashire Constabulary has been used to build and maintain a financial investigation capacity and capability.

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