§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out the methods used for calculating charges levied upon football clubs for Metropolitan police deployed on football grounds.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
Charges are levied only in respect of officers deployed inside football grounds. The number of officers for each match is decided in consultation with the clubs. The charges to the club are based on basic staff costs plus a departmental charge and VAT.