HC Deb 01 March 1999 vol 326 c556W
Mr. Austin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 8 February 1999,Official Report, columns 92–93, on policing Millennium celebrations, what proportion of the £176 million additional special payment is in respect of the Millennium. [72665]

Mr. Boateng

The £176 million special payment allocated to the Metropolitan Police is in recognition of the force's distinct national and capital city functions which, in the next financial year, include policing related to Millennium celebrations. It is a matter for the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis to decide on the operational deployment of his resources.