§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police were involved in duties associated with the Sikh demonstration in London on 9 June against the storming of the Golden Temple of Amritsar; what was the estimated cost; what was the police estimate of the numbers involved; and how many arrests were made.
§ Mr. Hurd
I believe the hon. Member has in mind the demonstration which took place in London on 10 June. The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis tells me that 3,555 police officers were deployed during the demonstration; that the estimated additional cost was approximately £32,500; that some 20,000 people are estimated to have taken part in the event; and that there were six arrests.