§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total transfer of resources from aiding to aided police authorities in England and Wales arising out of the coal dispute 1984 to 1985; what value of the transfer has since been reimbursed by aided authorities; what proportion of costs was paid by central Government; and how many authorities have yet to settle their accounts.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
In the course of the miners' dispute some 1.4 million officer-days were provided to forces policing the dispute by other forces. It is for the police authorities concerned to settle between them payments for aid provided. There is no central record of such individual transactions or the costs involved.