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Royal Wedding

Volume 100: debated on Wednesday 25 June 1986

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what is the estimated total cost to the Metropolitan police of policing the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Andrew;(2) how many members of the Metropolitan police will be engaged in duties connected with the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Andrew.

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis tells me that he plans to deploy some 2,000 officers for this occasion at an estimated cost in police overtime of about £61,000. Other additional policing costs—on transport, catering and so on, cannot be quantified at this stage.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether live ammunition will be issued to members of the Metropolitan police for the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Andrew.

I understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that armed officers will be deployed as part of the security arrangements.