HC Deb 12 December 1985 vol 88 cc700-1W
Mr. Kaufman

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much expenditure on overtime pay for police officers in connection with the miners' dispute is accounted for in the financial year 1985–86.

Mr. Giles Shaw

For the purposes of the Budget estimates for 1985–86 it was assumed that £9 million would be necessary for claims for the special payment which we are making available for the additional costs of policing the miners' dispute. This figure relates to all forms of expenditure eligible for the special payment, including overtime payments. No separate assumption has been made for expenditure on overtime payments arising from the dispute.