Julian Assange

MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


To date how much has been spent on security around the Ecuadorian embassy in Knightsbridge for Julian Assange and how much will it cost per day that he remains on the premises?


Answer for Julian Assange

Answer for Julian Assange

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The estimated total cost of policing the Ecuadorian embassy between June 2012 and the end of August 2014 is £6.9 million, of which £5.3 million is opportunity costs (Police Officer Pay costs that would be incurred in normal duties) and £1.6 million additional costs (estimated additional Police Overtime as a direct result of the deployments at the Ecuadorian embassy). 

The total costs provided are an estimate based on averages, as actual salary and overtime costs will vary daily.  The current estimated cost per day is £6,340.