§ Mr. Kaufman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the chief constable of Hampshire about the total cost to provide funds for the police operation to disperse the hippy convoy.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
[pursuant to his reply, 16 June 1986, c. 413]: I understand from the chief constable of Hampshire that the additional costs to the Hampshire police authority of police operations relating to the convoy on 9 June amounted to some £78,000 and that other police authorities whose forces assisted the Hampshire police incurred additional costs of some £34,000. 51 per cent. of the expenditure will be met by the Home Office through police grant.