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Parades

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 22 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost was of policing Loyalist band parades in Lurgan on 25 April and on 3 May; and how many personnel from (a) the PSNI and (b) the Royal Irish Rangers were involved in policing each event. [113345]

25 April 2003: Star of the North Band Parade 88 Police Officers were on duty at the above band parade at a notional cost of £12,500. 3 May 2003: Craigavon Protestant Boys Band Parade 101 Police Officers were on duty at the above band parade at a notional cost of £14,000.The military support to the police at both of these events was around 100 personnel and provided by the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment.