HC Deb 28 October 1998 vol 318 c177W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to make public funds available to pay for the cost of producing and distributing photographic security passes for the 1998 Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat party conferences. [56781]

Mr. Straw

The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 provides for the Secretary of State, with the consent of the Treasury, to pay grants toward the security costs of qualifying political parties' annual Party Conferences.

We have yet to receive applications in respect of grants for security passes for the 1998 annual Party Conferences.