NI policing budget could be cut by £260mFriday 24 December 2010 10.51
Northern Ireland's policing budget could be cut by £260 million (€306m).
The details are included in a draft budget proposal published by the Department of Justice last night.
The suggested cuts come as the PSNI asks for access to possible additional funding of £200 million to combat the dissident republican threat.
The prison service could have to find savings of just over £65 million (€76m).
The cuts come as the PSNI has been asking for possible additional funding of £200 million (€235m) to combat the dissident republican threat.
However, Stormont Justice Minister David Ford said his budget would not have an impact on frontline policing.