§ Mr. Simon Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what representations he received urging him to make available additional resources to South Wales police to deal with the costs associated with the Labour Party's spring conference; and what they requested; 
(2) what additional funding he made available to South Wales police to deal with the costs associated with the Labour Party's spring conference in Cardiff. 
§ Mr. Denham
Representations were received from the Chief Constable of South Wales about the cost of policing in Labour Party spring conference. The additional costs were estimated at£ 406,000.
My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has decided to exceptionally make a special grant to the South Wales police of £ 275,000.