§ Mr. Stan Crowther
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in the light of his visit to the Manchester United versus Leeds United match at Sheffield on 23rd April, if he will consider making a supplementary grant to cover the additional cost to the ratepayers of South 319W Yorkshire, estimated at £7,500, of providing police protection for law-abiding citizens.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
No. In accordance with the standing arrangements for police grant, the costs of policing will attract a specific grant of 50 per cent. and will also be regarded as relevant expenditure for rate support grant purposes.