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'Britain's FBI' is launched

The National Crime Agency to tackle the country's most serious organised crimes, dubbed 'Britain's FBI', is launched today. It is the third major reorganisation of crime agencies in 15 years.

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Vaz asks whether the NCA's budget will be big enough

Keith Vaz, the chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee has questioned the budget of the National Crime Agency and whether it is large enough to cover its new remit.

chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee Keith Vaz. Credit: Press Association

He told the BBC: "The organisations going into the NCA have a combined budget of £812m, yet the new agency will only have £473.9m next year.

"The Home Office needs to account for where this money has gone."

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