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Operation Safeguard

Volume 455: debated on Tuesday 16 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of Operation Safeguard was in 2006. (109621)

The agreed protocol allows forces to submit their invoices in arrears during the period that Operation Safeguard is activated. Since only a small number of invoices have been received, we are unable to calculate the exact cost of the operation. At the present time it is estimated that the cost will be around £2.6 million a month. Operation Safeguard was implemented on 12 October.