Policing Ecuadorian Embassy

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1633
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Can you tell me what the cost of policing the Ecuadorian Embassy has been to date?

Answer

Answer for Policing Ecuadorian Embassy

Answer for Policing Ecuadorian Embassy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response received on 9 July 2013

The estimated total cost of policing the Ecuadorian embassy between 19 June 2012 to 31 March 2013 is £3.3 million, of which £2.7 million is opportunity costs (police officer pay costs that would be incurred in normal duties) and £0.6 million in overtime.

This is a significant increase in resources on previous years.