Stephen Doughty – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Stephen Doughty on 2016-01-18.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional funds will be provided for armed response police in South Wales; and what proportion of the total additional funding those funds represent.

Mr John Hayes

As announced in the Police Grant Report for England and Wales Written Ministerial Statement on 17 December 2015, this Government will provide £34 million in 2016-17 to enable a national uplift in armed policing capability and capacity to respond more quickly and effectively to a firearms attack. Decisions over where this money will be distributed are yet to be made, however for reasons of national security we do not publically disclose the detailed allocation of funding for counter terrorism by force area or by capability.