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Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Home Office

UIN 34549, tabled on 19 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to allocate additional resources to police forces to combat the risks posed by drones to aircraft.

Answered on

25 April 2016

Overall police spending will be protected in real terms over the Spending Review period, when the locally funded police precept element of council tax is taken into account. This is an increase of up to £900 million in cash terms by 2019/20. Overall, the public should be in no doubt that the police will have the resources they need to respond to new threats rapidly and effectively to keep people safe.

Decisions on the how the funding is allocated to priorities within forces are for individual Chief Officers and Police and Crime Commissioners.

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Home Office
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