Human Trafficking and Kidnap Unit (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/4233
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What percentage decrease has the MPS Human Trafficking and Kidnap Unit seen to its budget in (1) 2010/11 (2) 2011/12 (3) 2012/13 (4) 2013/14 (5) 2014/15.

Answer

Answer for Human Trafficking and Kidnap Unit (3)

Answer for Human Trafficking and Kidnap Unit (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Financial Year

Estimated Annual

Budget

Percentage change from previous year's budget

£'000

2009/10

5,557

2010/11

5,513

0.81% decrease

2011/12

5,416

1.75% decrease

2012/13

5,943

9.73% increase

2013/14

6,024

1.36% increase

2014/15

5,494

8.80% decrease

The present Human Trafficking and Kidnap Unit was created from the amalgamation of the Kidnap and Specialist Investigations Unit and the Trafficking and Prostitution Unit in 2012/13. Prior to this both Units were part the of Organisational Crime Command and were not separately budgeted for.  Consequently, the budgets within the table above for the financial years prior to 2012/13 have been estimated by apportioning the overall budget for the Organisational Crime Command.

On the formation of the Human Trafficking and Kidnap Unit in 2012/13, the staffing of the Unit was increased by five Detective Constables posts and one Detective Sergeant post. In 2014/15 there was a transfer of five Detective Constable posts out of the Unit into the Met Intelligence Bureau, as part of the centralisation of intelligence capability within the Specialist Crime and Operations Business Group.