asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what cost was incurred in dealing with the demonstration by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in Parliament Square on Saturday, 24th March; how the expenditure was or is liable to be disbursed, detailing the commitments of any local or national authorities concerned; and what is the approximate total of fines collected to date.
The cost incurred cannot readily be estimated. Part of it falls to be met from the Exchequer and part from the London rates. Fines imposed to 1.00 p.m. today totalled £719 4s. 0d.