§ Mr. Chapman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the estimated cost of policing all demonstrations, marches and meetings in 1981 requiring the presence of 100 or more police officers in the Metropolitan Police area.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis has estimated this cost as approximately £8.85 million. This figure does not include the costs of policing the civil disturbances in the Metropolitan Police district in April and July 1981.