§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what costs fell to his Department arising from the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. 
§ Mr. Denham
The only direct cost that has fallen to the home Department from the funeral of the Queen Mother was £1,817 for the notification mourning envelopes and letterhead stationery.90W
The Metropolitan Police Authority has estimated additional costs to policing arising from the Queen Mother's funeral at £2million. The operation involved the deployment of 7,955 police and 1,302 civilian staff between 31 March and 9 April.
The Home Office provides a special grant to the Metropolitan Police Service each year to take account of those costs specific to policing the capital and national events.91W