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Labour Party Conference

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the costs of policing the Labour party conference in September 2006 will be met by Greater Manchester police. (76506)

The Home Office provide special grant to police authorities to pay for the policing of the main annual party conferences.

Greater Manchester police have submitted a bid of £3.2 million (revenue) plus £1 million (capital) for policing the 2006 Labour party autumn conference. The application is being considered and a decision will be taken shortly.