172426 - Police Service of Northern Ireland (Answered)

Vernon Coaker
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment she has made of the need for additional resources for the Police Service of Northern Ireland as a consequence of the UK leaving the EU.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland is in regular contact with the Chief Constable about the specific and unique concerns in Northern Ireland. Policing is a devolved matter and the PSNI’s main budget is allocated by the Department of Justice from the Northern Ireland Block Grant, through the Policing Board. Whilst operational policing matters are a matter for the Chief Constable, Northern Ireland officials continue to engage with the PSNI to ensure that the case for additional resources, once finalised, is directed to the appropriate authorities for proper consideration.