Drumcree Protest: Cost of Security Arrangements

House of Lords written question – answered on 5th February 2002.

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Photo of Lord Eames Lord Eames Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the current cost of security arrangements associated with the continuing dispute at Drumcree.

Photo of Lord Williams of Mostyn Lord Williams of Mostyn President of the Council, Privy Council Office, Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords

There are currently no police deployed solely for the purpose of Drumcree. However, current police deployments do address the protest, particularly in the evenings and the Sunday parade.

Based on the current level of policing the protest, the monthly cost is £54,250.

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