Cost of phone hacking operations

MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Question By: 
Kit Malthouse
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What has been the total cost since 26/01/11 of Operation Weeting, Eleveden and Tuleta thus far and how many sworn Police Officers and staff have been engaged in these investigations to-date?


Answer for Cost of phone hacking operations

Answer for Cost of phone hacking operations

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The total cost of Operations Weeting, Eleveden and Tuleta from 1 April 2011 (when costs started to be recorded separately), to 28 February 2014 is £28.6m. This excludes legal costs.

164 officers and 31 staff supported the investigation in 2012/13 reducing to 148 officers and 26 staff by 28 February 2014. Numbers are expected to reduce further in 2014/15. It is not possible to state how many officers/staff supported the investigations before 2012/13