§ Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give further assistance to the Thames Valley police authority to meet the cost of policing at RAF Greenham common.
§ Mr. Brittan
The Government already contribute about 65 per cent. of the costs of policing in the Thames Valley area through police grant and rate support grant. Nevertheless, in recognition of the exceptional additional costs which have been borne by the Thames Valley police authority and which it could not have foreseen, I ELM making available a further £1.5 million.