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Policing Costs

Volume 406: debated on Tuesday 10 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police forces applied for the special grant available to meet additional policing costs arising from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee; how much each police force applied for; how much was granted; and if he will make a statement. [117329]

Police authorities are expected to make financial provision to deal with unusual or infrequent events. Where exceptional additional costs cannot be met from existing police authority reserves it is open to forces to apply for a special grant. Any such applications are considered within existing departmental provision for special grants.The only force to make application for additional grant in connection with the costs of policing the Golden Jubilee was the Metropolitan Police Service which subsequently received an additional £49 million to counter increased risks of terrorism, including funding to cover the Golden Jubilee costs.