§ Mr. Simon Coombs
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the cost to(a) the taxpayer and (b) the community charge payer or ratepayer of policing the Stonehenge area during the period of the summer solstice in each of the last 10 years; and what percentage of the total cost was accounted for by police overtime pay.371W
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
I understand from the chief constable of Wiltshire that the additional cost of policing the Stonehenge area during the period of the summer solstice was as follows:
Year Additional cost £ 1985 811,413 1986 526,060 1987 268,400 1988 383,500 1989 520,500
Year Additional cost £ 1990 288,000 1991 277,000 1992 1242,450 1 Estimate.
Details of the costs of overtime are not available. It is not possible to assign particular aspects of expenditure to the source of funding.