HC Deb 21 January 1997 vol 288 c558W
Mr. Worthington

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the cost of policing marches and parades during 1996. [10978]

Sir John Wheeler

Marches and parades are largely policed as part of normal police duties, and separate costings are not held centrally; where the public order situation demands, it may be necessary to deploy additional resources, and so incur additional costs. Costs arising from the main marching season in 1996 have been estimated at some £13 million.

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