HC Deb 24 July 2002 vol 389 c1459W
Tim Loughton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much of the street crime, counter-terrorism, policing and prisons package announced on 1 May will be available to Sussex Police; and for what purpose; [71093]

(2) how much of the additional funding for policing in the South East announced by his Department on 10 June will be made available for (a) Sussex Police and (b) improving security at Shoreham Airport. [71094]

Mr. John Denham

[holding answer 18 July 2002]: The additional counter terrorist funding announced following the budget was additional and complementary to existing funding streams for ports security and counter terrorist operations. The sums allocated were the result of full consultation between individual forces, the Association of Chief Police Officers and the Home Office. Sussex Police already receive funding through established routes for airport security within the police authority area. Shoreham Airport is policed by resources already in place.

In addition to extra funding for ports security and counter terrorist operations announced on 10 June, we also announced extra funding for 10 forces taking part in the Government's crackdown on street crime. These 10 forces account for 82 per cent. of robbery across the country. Sussex is not among these 10.