HL Deb 26 May 2004 vol 661 c133WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What resources are available in Northern Ireland in terms of (a) personnel, and (b) funding to the Organised Crime Task Force and to the Asset Recovery Agency; and whether they intend to increase such resources.[HL2673]

Baroness Amos

The Organised Crime Task Force (OCTF) is a coalition of law enforcement and other government agencies, including the Assets Recovery Agency, which is chaired by the Northern Ireland Office Security Minister. Each partner agency of the OCTF, allocates necessary resources, as appropriate, from within general organisational funding to meet agreed OCTF priorities.