§ 11. Mr. CRAVEN-ELLIS
asked the Home Secretary the estimated cost for police protection and control in respect of the unemployed marchers?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
A large number of police were employed in connection with the visit of the hunger marchers to London, and they were obtained mainly by depleting beats and suspending other normal police duties. The actual expenditure incurred in London consisted of overtime pay, refreshment allowances, and travelling, the estimated cost of which was about £2,000.
§ Mr. CRAVEN-ELLIS
In view of this very heavy expenditure to the taxpayer, can nothing be done to prevent the unemployed being exploited in this manner?