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Meetings And Demonstrations (Police Supervision)

Volume 934: debated on Tuesday 28 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what circumstances private organisations are required to pay the cost of police supervision at meetings, demonstrations, entertainments and other functions.

This is a matter for individual police authorites. As a general rule no payment is required unless the event which creates a need for the pre- sence of police officers takes place on private property.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total income received from the public in 1976 in payments for police supervision of meetings, demonstrations, entertainments and other functions.

This information is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.