§ Mr. Alfred Morris
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much of the total costs of police involvement in the siege of Strangeways prison he expects to fall on Greater Manchester police authority and how 413W much will be met by his Department; what study he has made of the effect of the costs to be borne by the Greater Manchester police authority on the performance of the police service in the conurbation; if he is prepared now to meet the costs of police involvement in the siege as a whole; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
I refer the right hon. Member to the reply given to a question from the hon. Member for Manchester, Central (Mr. Litherland) on 8 May at column 28. We have not yet received from the police authority a full assessment of the additional costs which it incurred as a result of the disturbances.