HC Deb 09 November 1979 vol 973 c336W
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.