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British Transport Police

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 219303, tabled on 11 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of funding provided by the train operating companies' contribution to the British Transport Police in the last 12 months.

Answered on

19 February 2019

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) is responsible for ensuring that the necessary funding is available to support the delivery of the British Transport Police’s Policing Plan. The BTPA sets the level of charges to support the cost of policing the network. The British Transport Police Fund Annual Report and Accounts, which is published by the BTPA, includes details about the Force’s financial performance. The most recent version, covering the 12 months to 31 March 2018, is available at