HC Deb 20 October 1982 vol 29 c134W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will call for a report on the circumstances in which, on Friday 6 August 1982 the police were observed to pay £254 costs in fares by travelling by air instead of rail or road when fetching a woman social security offender from Scotland to face trial at Warley, West Midlands; and whether this sum of £254 will actually be paid by the police in accordance with the court's decision and not from taxpayers or public funds.

Mr. Mayhew

The chief constable of the West Midlands police has provided my right hon. Friend with a report which demonstrates that this method of transport was in fact most economical. The sum in question will be paid from the police fund.