HC Deb 10 November 2003 vol 413 c99W
Mr. Oaten

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total cost was to(a) the Metropolitan Police and (b) the local authority of policing Mr.David Blaine's recent activities near Tower Bridge; and if he will make a statement. [134096]

Ms Blears

I understand from the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis that the additional policing cost is currently estimated at £64,135. The final day's costs have still to be calculated. Over half the cost will be offset by income from a television company.

Southwark Council have informed me that all their costs, for parking, cleaning etc. will be met by income from the television company.

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