§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the cost of the use of police officers to look after prisoners in police and court cells in the latest available period.
§ Mr. Hurd
The charge to the Prison Department for keeping prisoners in police and court cells in the Metropolitan Police district during October 1983 is provisionally assessed at £842,000. This, however, also covered costs incurred in earlier months. Information covering other police forces is not yet available.