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Labour Party Conference

Volume 410: debated on Friday 19 September 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding will be paid to Dorset police authority in respect of the costs of policing the Labour Party Conference in Bournemouth; and what percentage of the cost of policing the conference this represents.[130647]

[holding answer 16 September 2003]:The Chief Constable has estimated that the additional costs of policing the conference this year will be £2.276 million. My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has agreed a special grant to cover this sum. He has also agreed to contribute £0.204 million (48 per cent.) towards the cost of permanent equipment for security.