HC Deb 05 December 1983 vol 50 c15W
Dr. Glyn

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has any plans to reduce the work load of the Thames Valley police and the cost to ratepayers of East Berkshire occasioned by the additional costs of policing the perimeter of the Greenham common airbase.

Mr. Hurd

The chief constable has on occasions received assistance from officers from other forces, who have performed duties outside RAF Greenham common, which would otherwise have fallen to Thames Valley officers.

The central Government, through police grant and rate support grant, already contribute over 60 per cent. of the costs of policing Greenham common, but we recognise the burden on the Thames Valley police and we are considering whether further help might be made available.

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