Anti-human trafficking funds

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5022
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How much does the Met police receive in dedicated anti-human trafficking funds from the Government, the EU and any other sources?

Answer

Answer for Anti-human trafficking funds

Answer for Anti-human trafficking funds

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS receives no additional Government funding that is exclusive for combatting modern slavery.

There is funding available from Eurojust for specific modern slavery investigations, forming part of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) agreement. In 2017 the MPS secured a total of €125,000 funding specifically for travel, accommodation & interpreter costs linked to JIT enquiries.

In addition to this, the MPS is set to receive £264,112 from a collaboration agreement with the Devon & Cornwall PCC, funding three dedicated posts as part of national Police Transformation Fund programme. This funding provides an additional analyst, Detective Sergeant and a Police Constable who will exclusively support modern slavery investigations in London.