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Police Horses

Volume 264: debated on Thursday 19 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police horses are currently in service with the Metropolitan police; what were the figures (a) one and (b) two years ago; what costs were involved in each case; and if he will make a statement. [36842]

I am advised by the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis of the information set out in the table.

In serviceAnnual cost per horse1 £
Current1603,000 to 4,000
As at 31 March 19941933,000 to 4,000
As at 31 March 19931902,000 to 3,000
1 The annual cost is an average figure and does not include staff costs.