§ Ms Blears
The Chief Constable of Gloucestershire Police Authority informs me that the best estimate available of the costs of policing operations conducted by the constabulary to date is £3.26 million. Information for the specific period requested is not available.
The additional costs incurred by the Ministry of Defence Police at Fairford in March and April 2003 are estimated at £3.79 million.
§ Mr. Ingram
The total number of arrests by Ministry of Defence Police and Home Department Police officers between 1 March 2003 and 30 April 2003 at RAF Fairford was 61. Of those persons arrested, 27 were subsequently charged with criminal offences and two are on police bail until September 2003.