HC Deb 07 May 1982 vol 23 c147W
Miss Richardson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will collect centrally and publish statistics on the expenditure of the Special Branch.

Mr. Whitelaw

Expenditure on special branches forms part of overall police budgets which are approved by police authorities. All such expenditure is subject to audit under well established procedures. I am satisfied with these arrangements and I do not intend to change them.