§ Mrs. Ann Winterton
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether it is the usual practice for the Metropolitan police to charge for attendance at community and charity events;
(2) what has been the total cost of the policing of the Notting Hill carnival in each of the last three years; and what contribution towards that cost was made by the carnival organisers in each of those years.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
I understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that it is not the usual practice to charge for police attendance at community and charity events.
The estimated additional costs of policing the Notting Hill carnival were:
Year Additional Costs £ 1989 1,111,000 1990 1,606,000 1991 1,554,000
The carnival organisers have made no contribution towards the cost of policing this event.