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Labour Party Conference

Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 11 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will determine the application by Dorset police for the additional funding needed to finance the policing of the Labour Party Conference in Bournemouth in 2003. [118211]

[holding answer 9 June 2003]: My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary, informed the Chief Constable (Mrs. Jane Stichbury QPM) on 4 June that Dorset police would receive a special grant of £1.9 million as a contribution towards the additional cost of policing this years Labour Party Conference.We have separately provided in the Dorset Police Authority's capital allocation for 2003–04 a further £0.2 million for new CCTV equipment for party conferences. The total funding we are providing in 2003–04 is therefore £2.1 million.