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Cash boost to fight terrorism.


THE Chancellor is expected to announce an extra pounds 120million war chest for the fight against international terrorism.

It is claimed Gordon Brown's pre-budget report will give the armed services pounds 100million.

And the security services of MI5 and MI6 are said to be in line for a pounds 20million boost for intelligence-gathering operations in the wake of the September 11 attacks in America.

Brown, who has led the international effort to choke off funds to terrorist groups, is expected to tell MPs tomnorrow defeating them is still a top priority.

The cash injection was predicted after Chief Treasury Secretary Andrew Smith met defence and intelligence chiefs.

Brown is also widely expected to pledge a pounds 200 annual winter fuel payment Christmas present for every pensioner household until the next election.
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Date:Nov 26, 2001
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