HC Deb 15 June 1999 vol 333 c104W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many(a) police and (b) other security officers were deployed to escort the royal party to the Chelsea Flower Show in May; and what was the cost of this operation; [86751]

(2) what his policy is in respect of security protection for members of the Royal Family other than the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, their offspring, and Princes Henry and William; and what was the cost of security protection for those members of the Royal Family not listed above for the last year for which figures are available. [86750]

Mr. Boateng

We seek to ensure the most effective and efficient protective arrangements for the Royal Family and other public figures in the light of the changing threat from terrorism and other continuing risks. It is our policy not to comment on the details of protection arrangements for individuals, as to do so could compromise their security.