Policing Costs of Football Games

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1317
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Throughout London how much was spent in extra policing for football matches and other events held at football stadia in the areas outside the stadia themselves (i.e. for policing in areas not owned or leased by the football clubs for which the costs can be recharged to the clubs)? Please supply the costs in 2011-12 and 2012-13 to date, broken down by team or stadium involved.

Answer

Answer for Policing Costs of Football Games

Answer for Policing Costs of Football Games

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response received on 31 May 2013.

As detailed in the table below the extra cost of policing London's 14 football stadia in 2011/12 was £2.8 million. In addition the MPS was able to recover £3.1 million from the football clubs in accordance with Section 25 of the Police Act 1996 (Special Police Services).

Football Club

Total Cost of Deployment

Cost Recovery

Cost of Extra Policing

 

£

£

£

Premier League

 

Arsenal

1,075,467

-943,136

132,331

Chelsea

922,553

-328,897

593,656

Fulham

399,090

-190,771

208,319

QPR

492,655

-138,674

353,981

Tottenham Hotspur

617,811

-423,486

194,325

League Total

3,507,576

-2,024,964

1,482,612

Championship

Crystal Palace

399,084

-219,204

179,880

Millwall

723,670

-171,771

551,899

West Ham United

688,394

-537,933

150,461

League Total

1,811,148

-928,908

882,240

League Division 1

 

Brentford

130,537

-19,021

111,516

Charlton

258,033

-92,035

165,998

Leyton Orient

87,296

-4,582

82,714

League Total

475,866

-115,638

360,228

League Division 2

 

AFC Wimbledon

54,003

-35,152

18,851

Barnet

56,438

-1,296

55,142

Dagenham & Redbridge

27,805

-6,777

21,028

League Total

138,246

-43,225

95,021

 

 

 

 

Grand Total

5,932,836

-3,112,736

2,280,100

In respect of the 2012/13 season, as the season has just finished, it is not possible to provide a position for the full season at this stage. The cost of the extra policing London's 14 football stadia as at the 11 December 2012 (the latest information available) is £1.5 million (65 per cent) as detailed in the table below. In addition the MPS are able to recover £0.8 million in accordance with Section 25 of the Police Act 1996 (Special Police Services).

Football Club

Total Cost of Deployment

Cost Recovery

Cost of Extra Policing

 

£

£

£

Premier League

 

Arsenal

1,075,467

-943,136

132,331

Chelsea

922,553

-328,897

593,656

Fulham

399,090

-190,771

208,319

QPR

492,655

-138,674

353,981

Tottenham Hotspur

617,811

-423,486

194,325

League Total

3,507,576

-2,024,964

1,482,612

Championship

Crystal Palace

399,084

-219,204

179,880

Millwall

723,670

-171,771

551,899

West Ham United

688,394

-537,933

150,461

League Total

1,811,148

-928,908

882,240

League Division 1

 

Brentford

130,537

-19,021

111,516

Charlton

258,033

-92,035

165,998

Leyton Orient

87,296

-4,582

82,714

League Total

475,866

-115,638

360,228

League Division 2

 

AFC Wimbledon

54,003

-35,152

18,851

Barnet

56,438

-1,296

55,142

Dagenham & Redbridge

27,805

-6,777

21,028

League Total

138,246

-43,225

95,021

 

 

 

 

Grand Total

5,932,836

-3,112,736

2,280,100

It should be noted that the Court of Appeal ruling in the case of Leeds United Football Club v West Yorkshire Police makes it clear that it is not possible for the police to recharge football clubs for the policing in areas not owned or leased by the football clubs.