HC Deb 23 July 1964 vol 699 cc129-30W
66. Mr. Ronald Bell

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was to public funds, particularised so far as possible to each Prime Minister or substitute, of providing protection to Prime Ministers attending the recent Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference.

Mr. Brooke

The amount of protection provided for Commonwealth representatives attending the recent Conference took account of their wishes and of the possible need for it. I regret that the costs attributable to particular services or to particular Ministers are not readily obtainable.

Mr. Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the cost of the armed round-the-clock Special Branch and special extra mobile Metropolitan Police escort provided for the protection of Osageyfo Dr Nkrumah during the recent Commonwealth Conference; and why similar extra armed protection was not provided for all other Commonwealth leaders attending the conference.

Mr. Brooke

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I am giving today to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Buckinghamshire, South (Mr. Ronald Bell).

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