Jim Shannon – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Northern Ireland Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jim Shannon on 2015-10-19.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will make extra funding available for digital technology so that full monitoring of dissident Republicans can be maintained.

Mrs Theresa Villiers

This Government has put considerable effort into ensuring the Police Service of Northern Ireland is properly resourced to tackle the terrorist threat. We have provided £231million between 2011 and 2016, and this support has been crucial in helping to ensure that the PSNI’s investigative and operational capacity is effective.

As the Government’s Northern Ireland Manifesto at the election stated, we will always give the fullest possible backing to the PSNI.