§ Mr. John Fraser
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the cost to the Metropolitan police of the supply of police to mining areas and central operations run from London in relation to policing there.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The additional cost of the aid provided last year by the Metropolitan police to other forces in connection with the miners' dispute is estimated at some £14 million, to be recovered from the aided forces. The additional cost of operating the national reporting centre at New Scotland Yard during 1984 is estimated at about £130,000.