MPS public order policing: football games

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3068
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How much was spent in extra policing for football matches and other events held at football stadia in the area 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 from 2013 to date, broken down by team or stadium involved.

Answer

Answer for MPS public order policing: football games

Answer for MPS public order policing: football games

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Like all police forces, the MPS supports private sports clubs who hold events in London under Special Policing Services (SPS) agreements where additional policing is required on those match days for land owned, leased or controlled by the club.  Under present law, the MPS is not able to recover costs for any additional policing outside this 'footprint'.  Police Officers are deployed to maintain order and to prevent and detect crime, and not to act as event stewards. How individual events are policed is a matter for the MPS, and the resourcing is planned and agreed locally to minimise the impact on local policing. 

The MPS incurred unrecovered costs of £7,003,089 in respect of the extra policing for football matches and other events in the area outside the stadia for the period August 2012 to May 2014, which is the most current information available. These details are provided in the table below.

 

 

Total Cost of Deployment

Cost Recovery

Unrecovered Cost

 

£

£

£

AFC Wimbledon

53,598

0

53,598

Arsenal

1,757,497

1,393,149

364,347

Barnet

97,204

6,842

91,149

Brentford

218,501

83,286

135,215

Charlton

520,031

128,612

391,419

Chelsea

1,220,083

555,585

664,498

Crystal Palace

909,631

237,065

672,566

Dagenham & Redbridge

46,165

23,670

22,495

Fulham

534,467

256,807

277,660

Leyton Orient

133,790

16,184

117,606

Millwall

773,997

189,016

548,981

QPR

760,297

139,467

620,830

Tottenham Hotspur

1,161,411

684,852

473,559

Welling United

30,707

0

30,707

Wembley Stadium

4,019,643

1,933,773

2,085,867

West Ham United

793,589

376,997

416,592

Concerts Football Stadia

130,818

118,708

12,109

TOTAL

13,030,611

6,028,305

7,003,089