HC Deb 16 January 1978 vol 942 c4W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police have been engaged in protecting the offices and persons connected with the Palestine Liberation Organisation in Great Britain; to what extent this organisation has been granted special or diplomatic privilege and on what grounds; and what has been the cost to the British taxpayer for the longest period of time since these arrangements have been in being.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

Arrangements for police protection for individuals and premises are operational matters for chief officers of police, and it is not the practice to disclose details of the arrangements. The Palestine Liberation Organisation is accorded no special or diplomatic privilege.