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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of her Department's processing time for Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police's application for special grant funding following D-Day 75 on the operational effectiveness of Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police.
Mutual aid payments are managed between the respective police forces.
The Home Office has received a Special Grant application from Hampshire Police for funding in relation to D-Day 75 and this is currently being considered. No application has been received from Thames Valley Police in relation to this operation.
Police forces should include within their policing and budget plans reasonable contingencies for unexpected events within their areas.