HC Deb 08 July 2003 vol 408 cc690-1W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Minister of State, Department for International Development if he will list the schemes funded by the Department which have allocated financial resources to internal policing since 1997; and how much has been allocated in each case. [124002]

Hilary Benn

DFID have supported police development projects in a number of countries, some of which have contributed to international policing. A list of such projects that have taken place since 1995 has been placed in the Libraries of the House.

Support has been provided either through standalone police development projects, or since 2001, as an element within a Safety Security and Access to Justice programme.

In the main, technical support is provided. This is provided through seconded officers; visiting consultants —usually retired police officers; in-country technical co-operation officers (TCOs); UK police forces and UK police training establishments. DFID also provide equipment.