Whilst there are many rumours about spending cuts (which the MOD has denied), here is a more positive piece of news . "We will spend what it takes on security to safeguard the British people" - Chancellor Gordon Brown Brown to spend millions on security 10.22AM, Wed Jul 7 2004 Britain's security services will be given hundreds of millions of pounds to boost the war on terror, Chancellor Gordon Brown said. Mr Brown has ruled out a pre-election spending spree but he said he would spend whatever it took to keep the people of Britain safe. The Chancellor will set out his plans for the next three years on Monday with a squeeze on spending. But in a key speech he said extra money would go on strengthening security at home and on tackling terrorists abroad. He said the Government's "first duty" is to defend the people of Britain. "I will make available the resources needed to strengthen security at home and take action to counter the terrorist threat at home and abroad," he said. "Those who wish to cut in real terms the budget even for security will need to answer to the British people. We will spend what it takes on security to safeguard the British people." Meanwhile, detectives are continuing to question a suspected Moroccan terrorist, Scotland Yard confirmed. The 28-year-old was arrested following a raid in east London and is being detained on suspicion of the "commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism". Police searched three homes in the capital following the arrest and said the suspect is being held under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 Armed police from Scotland Yard's specialist SO19 firearms unit were sent to the flat where the man was apprehended at 4am yesterday. Police said firearms officers were used as a precaution and the suspect is not believed to have been armed. Forensic teams checked over the address and visited two other premises in the capital to conduct detailed searches. They are not thought to have found explosives or chemicals but are likely to seize documents and computers. Another Moroccan, Farid Hilali, 35, appeared in court this week on an extradition warrant from Spain which alleges he was linked to an al-Qaeda cell in Madrid. However, yesterday's arrest is not believed to be linked to Hilali. Since the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington there have been more than 500 arrests under anti-terrorism legislation in the UK, many of them for providing support to terrorist groups.