§ SIR ROBERT PEEL
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether it is not the case that the special and extraordinary expenses of the Police employed at the International Exhibition held in London in 1862, amounting to £21,521, was charged to the Country and not debited to the account of that undertaking; and, whe- 761 ther the special and extraordinary expenses of the Police to be incurred at the opening of, and during the forthcoming exhibition at, the Kensington Central Music Hall, will be at the charge of the Country or debited to the account of that speculation?
said, in reply, that it was not the case that the country was charged one single penny of the expenses of the police employed at the International Exhibition of 1862. The sum of £21,521 was the estimate taken for the special and extraordinary services of police at the Exhibition of 1862; but the sum actually spent was £19,435, of which five-sixths were paid by the Commissioners out of the proceeds of the Exhibition, and the remaining sixth was regarded as properly falling upon the resources of the Police Fund. In fact, the whole of the internal expenses of watching and keeping order in the building and two-thirds of the expenses of keeping order in the roads and approaches were paid by the Commissioners. With regard to the Exhibition of the present year, a similar arrangement had been made so far as the interior of the building was concerned; but no arrangement had yet been made with reference to the roads and approaches.