HC Deb 09 November 2001 vol 374 c485W
Mr. Blunt

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what overtime costs have been incurred each month during 2001 by the RUC dealing with public disorder. [11072]

Jane Kennedy

The table details the monthly overtime cost for the current year to 30 September (regular and full-time reserve). The Police Service of Northern Ireland cannot readily identify that part of the overtime costs which relates to police officers dealing with public disorder. It is intended to introduce activity analysis data collection but this will not be implemented until April 2002.

In the absence of a database, the task of ascertaining definitive figures would represent a major undertaking and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Month Overtime
April 3,531
May 3,035
June 4,232
July 4,520
August 7,809
September 5,160
Total 28,287