§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the chief constable of Northamptonshire upon the police control exercised at Corby during the demonstration on 1 November; how many policemen were involved; what was the cost; and whether the whole cost will be borne by the police authority.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
No. The policing arrangements were an operational matter for the chief constable. The cost will be approved expenditure and rank for grant in the usual way.