§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of dealing with the Hackney siege; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Blears
The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis informs me the estimated costs incurred for policing the Hackney siege are £2.2 million. Of this, £981,323 are additional costs generated specifically by the siege.
The additional costs include those of overtime, air support, the costs of barriers etc. and potential payment of third party claims as a direct consequence of police activity.
The Metropolitan police service has yet to conclude the negotiations with third parties to quantify items and losses claimed.