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Counter-terrorism: Finance

Home Office written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the increase in the operational budget for counter-terror policing for 2019-20.

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

The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced an additional £160m funding for counter-terrorism policing in 2019-20 in the Budget statement on 29th October 2018 (Hansard Vol. 648, Column 657). This takes counter-terrorism police funding for next year to over £800m. The entirety of this £160m additional funding is new money not previously announced or agreed.

The effect of this additional investment will be that counter-terrorism police budgets increase by £59m, from £757m in 2018-19 to £816m in 2019-20.

CT police funding since 2015-16 is set out in the table below.

£m

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

Baseline budget (as SR 2015)

564

708

707

686

656

Additional investment (since SR)

-

-

28

71

160

Total funding

564

708

735

757

816

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