National Security

Home Office written question – answered on 21st September 2021.

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Photo of Conor McGinn Conor McGinn Shadow Minister (Home Office), Deputy national campaign co-ordinator, Deputy National Campaign Co-ordinator

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional resources the Government has made available to (a) UK law enforcement organisations (b) the intelligence agencies and (c) strategic partners to plan for potential changes to domestic security threats in respect of recent events in Afghanistan.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

The Government is committed to supporting the police and security services by providing them with the resources they need.

Funding for CT policing will be maintained at over £900 million in 2021/22, as well as additional funding for a new CT Operations Centre. The money will support the record high numbers of ongoing CT policing investigations and allow us to respond swiftly and decisively to terrorist incidents, no matter where they take place.

The 2020 Spending Review provided the UK Intelligence Community with a £173 million funding increase in 2021/22. It also included over £1.3 billion of capital investment from 2021/22 to 2024/25. We will continue to prioritise the safety and security of the United Kingdom in the upcoming Spending Review.

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