HC Deb 09 November 1983 vol 48 cc143-4W
Mr. Porter

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the chief constable of Thames Valley police as to the cost of policing the perimeter of RAF Greenham common in the last 12 months.

Mr. Hurd

I understand from the chief constable that information is not held in precisely the form requested. The total cost of policing in connection with RAF Greenham common between 12 December 1982 and 3 November 1983 is estimated at £1,520,000 of which £951,000 is the estimated additional cost incurred, for example on overtime. These figures include both the cost of day to day policing outside RAF Greenham common and the cost of policing major demonstrations in the area during the period.