§ Mr. Stephen Ross
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will reimburse the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police Force the costs incurred in providing protection for the Royal Family at the Silver Jubilee fleet review estimated to be £177,000.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to a Question from him on 18th January.
I understand that the estimate quoted by the hon. Member refers to the total additional cost of all police activities in connection with the whole of the Jubliee celebrations in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight—principally, but not exclusively, the Fleet Review. The cost to the Hampshire Police Authority of providing protection for the Royal Family at the Fleet Review has not been separately identified, but is likely to be minimal.