Police: Olympic Games 2012
Hugh Bayley (York Central, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) North Yorkshire police, (b) police forces in Yorkshire and the Humber, (c) the Metropolitan and City of London police and (d) police forces in England have set aside in their budgets to cover the cost of policing the London 2012 Olympics.
Nick Herbert (Minister of State, Justice; Arundel and South Downs, Conservative)
While the Home Office provides the majority of Government funding to the police, decisions on how this is spent are made locally by police authorities or police and crime commissioners and their chief constables. As such, the amount that has been set aside by individual police forces in England and Wales to cover the cost of policing the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is entirely a local decision. We do not collect or hold this information centrally.