HC Deb 21 October 2002 vol 391 cc89-91W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what costs fell to his Department arising from the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. [65257]

Mr. Denham

The only direct cost that has fallen to the home Department from the funeral of the Queen Mother was £1,817 for the notification mourning envelopes and letterhead stationery.

The Metropolitan Police Authority has estimated additional costs to policing arising from the Queen Mother's funeral at £2million. The operation involved the deployment of 7,955 police and 1,302 civilian staff between 31 March and 9 April.

The Home Office provides a special grant to the Metropolitan Police Service each year to take account of those costs specific to policing the capital and national events.

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