HC Deb 15 December 1997 vol 303 cc16-7W
Mr. Chope

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much special grant will be paid to the Dorset Police Authority towards the cost of the policing of the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth in October 1998. [20566]

Mr. Michael

My right hon. Friend has authorised an additional payment of police grant to Dorset Police Authority of up to £750,000 in 1998–99 as a contribution to the costs of safeguarding national security at the Conservative Party conference. A similar sum is being made available to Lancashire Police Authority in respect of next year's Labour Party Conference in Blackpool