HC Deb 22 June 1925 vol 185 cc1079-80
70. Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officers and men of the Metropolitan police force were engaged at Ascot for the race meeting, and what was the cost, also from what source the expenses of the police was paid; and whether the whole or part of the expenditure falls to be paid from the police rate of the London and other local authorities in the Metropolitan police area?


The number of police varied from day to day, the maximum being 605, apart from those engaged in regulating traffic on roads within the Metropolitan police district. The cost was approximately £3,800, and was almost wholly borne by the various race course authorities.


Were these extra police doing extra duty or ordinary duty? Was it overtime?


I think it was in ordinary time, but they were paid by the various race course authorities who wanted their services.