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Stansted Hijacking (Policing Costs)

Volume 20: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the particular financial difficulties of the Essex county council, he will consider increasing the 50 per cent. police grant in respect of the hijack emergency operation at Stansted Airport on 27 and 28 February.

No. The level of police grant is approved by Parliament and cannot be varied for individual police operations.