Question to the Home Office:
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the rates of return on investment of asset recovery projects that received funding through the Asset Recovery Incentivisation Scheme top slice in the 2021-22 financial year.
The projects funded through the Asset Recovery Incentivisation Scheme (ARIS) Top Slice scheme continue to offer positive returns in terms of recovered criminal assets.
This includes significant cash and asset seizures by operational teams funded by the Top Slice, at the Border and across national policing.
Since not all projects funded through the Top Slice are directly targeted against asset recovery, the Home Office does not conduct an investment return analysis on each one. In the 21/22 HMG/ law enforcement seized £354.8 million of criminal assets (up £135.1 million from 20/21).