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Bedfordshire Police

Question for Home Office

UIN 120811, tabled on 20 December 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the changes in the demands placed on Bedfordshire Police due to counter-terrorism operations; and whether that assessment is reflected in the Police Funding Formula.

Answered on

9 January 2018

The Government provides ring-fenced funding for counter-terrorism policing. We recognise the pressures on policing following the recent attacks and are in regular dialogue with policing, including National Counter-Terrorism Policing Headquarters (NCTPHQ), Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners to ensure the right powers, capabilities and resources are in place to deal with the threat we face. That is why we have announced that the counter-terrorism policing budget will go up by 7%, increasing by £50m from £707m this year to at least £757 million in 2018/19.

This Government also provided an additional £24m to CT policing this year to meet the costs relating to the recent terror attacks.

We have announced that the funding formula, which distributes core grant funding will be looked at again during the next Spending Review.

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