§ Mr. Hoyle
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for reports from the chief constables concerned about (a) the total cost of Myra Hindley's visit to Saddleworth Moor, (b) the breakdown of the number of officers from each force involved in the operation, namely Greater Manchester police, Lancashire constabulary, West Yorkshire police, Kent constabulary, and the Metropolitan police, (c) the cost of the overtime worked, (d) the cost of the helicopter that was used during the operation, (e) the cost of providing security for Myra Hindley and (f) the transport costs for the individual police forces involved.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
I would refer the hon. Member to my previous answers on this matter on 12 January 1987, at column64, and on 19 January 1987, at column 358. Police forces regularly assist each other in the conduct of criminal investigations and the total cost of such operations cannot readily be distinguished from the costs of other normal police work.