§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what were the policing costs associated with the annual conferences of(a) the Liberal Democrats, (b) the Labour party and (c) the Conservative party; and who meets the costs.
§ Mr. Maclean
I understand from the forces concerned that the latest estimated costs of policing the 1994 party conferences are:-
£ (a) Liberal Democrats (Sussex) 3,500 (b) Labour Party (Lancashire) 90,000 (c) Conservative Party (Dorset) 2,600,000
The normal police funding arrangements apply with expenditure attracting 51 per cent. Home Office police grant.