National Wildlife Crime Unit: Finance:Written question - 18632

(Morley and Outwood)
Asked on: 21 February 2020
Home Office
National Wildlife Crime Unit: Finance
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will allocate long-term funding to the National Wildlife Crime Unit.
Answered by: Kit Malthouse
Answered on: 11 March 2020

The Home Office will be providing specific funding of £136,000 to support the work of the National Wildlife Crime Unit in 2020/21. This will be in addition to specific funding for the Unit provided by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the funding central Government will be providing police forces in England and Wales to tackle all types of crime, including wildlife crime.

Decisions about Home Office funding for the National Wildlife Crime Unit beyond March 2021 will be taken as part of the forthcoming Spending Review.

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