HC Deb 13 November 2001 vol 374 cc640-1W
Tim Loughton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list those projects which have been funded by his Department as part of his distraction burglary strategy; what the amounts involved are; and what the time scale is of the funding. [14362]

Mr. Denham

The work of the distraction burglary Taskforce and the two staff seconded for the duration from the police and local government sectors, is being funded through two means: support from utility companies such as

Timescale e Value
Completion of the Taskforce action plan By end March 2000 with research element completed by June 2002 £1 million
Leeds Distraction Burglary Initiative By 2003 £554,000
Sheffield Distraction Burglary Initiative By March 2002 £288,000
Derbyshire Database project By March 2002 £168,000

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