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Police: Counter-terrorism

Home Office written question – answered on 6th November 2018.

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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, with reference to page 76 of Budget 2018, what proportion of the additional £160 million funding for counter-terror policing in 2019-20 is an increase on previously planned year on year spending; and if he will make a statement.

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 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 this year to £816m next.

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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