§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give the total inclusive costs on an actual or estimated basis of all matters pertaining to the case of David White of Stoke Newington, the police costs of investigation prior to the costs of the court case, including the plaintiffs' and defendants' costs, and the damages awarded against the police; and who will meet the costs.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The general position under section 48 of the Police Act 1964 is that damages or costs awarded by a court against a chief officer of police fall on the local police fund. It is too early to assess the costs related to this case that may fall on the Metropolitan Police fund.