§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department contributed to the cost of policing the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth in 1998; how much it plans to contribute for the Labour Party Conference in Bournemouth in 1999; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Boateng
The Dorset Police Authority received a special grant of £750,000 as a contribution to the additional costs the force incurred in policing the Conservative Party Conference at Bournemouth in October 1998. The total additional costs incurred were £829,000.603W
The Dorset Police Authority will receive special grant of up to £1.6 million for the additional costs of policing this year's Labour Party Conference at Bournemouth. This is against total costs estimated by the force to be £1.7 million.