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Party Conference Security

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the costs to public funds were of policing and general security for the (a) Labour, (b) Conservative and (c) Liberal Democrat party conferences in each year since 1992. (76087)

[holding answer 8 June 2006]: The table shows the cost to public funds, in the form of special grant paid to police authorities, for policing party conferences in England and Wales. For security reasons, we do not disclose the other costs incurred.

Year of party conference

Force

Amount of Government special grant (£ million)

(a) Labour

1997-98

Sussex

0.750

1998-99

Lancashire

0.750

1999-2000

Dorset

1.581

2000-01

Sussex

1.660

2001-02

Sussex

1.810

2002-03

Lancashire

1.500

2003-04

Dorset

2.250

2004-05

Sussex

3.303

2005-06

Sussex

3.600

(b) Conservative

1996-97

Dorset

1.150

1997-98

Lancashire

0.750

1998-99

Dorset

0.750

1999-2000

Lancashire

0.892

2000-01

Dorset

0.900

2001-02

Lancashire

1.072

2002-03

Dorset

0.894

2003-04

Lancashire

1.200

2004-05

Dorset

1.185

2005-06

Lancashire

1.400

(c) Liberal Democrat1

1 No funding is provided for Liberal Democrat party conferences.