Policing Julian Assange

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0443
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

It has been reported in the press that it has cost the MPS in excess of £10m to police Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy.  Can you give me the figure to date?  Please break down the expenditure month by month since Mr Assange entered the embassy.

Answer

Answer for Policing Julian Assange

Answer for Policing Julian Assange

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The estimated total cost of policing the Ecuadorian embassy between June 2012 and January 2015 is £10m, of which £7.8 million is opportunity costs (Police Officer Pay costs that would be incurred in normal duties) and £2.2 million additional costs (estimated additional Police Overtime as a direct result of the deployments at the Ecuadorian embassy). 

The table below shows the estimated monthly expenditure. My Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh, has made formal representations to the Home Office about the funding for this case.

Month

Opportunity Costs £k

Additional Costs £k

TOTAL £k

June 2012

24

5

29

July 2012

61

12

73

August 2012

606

109

715

September 2012

784

141

925

October 2012

774

140

914

November 2012

246

47

293

December 2012

254

49

303

January 2013

254

49

303

February 2013

229

44

273

March 2013

254

49

303

April 2013

246

47

293

May 2013

254

49

303

June 2013

200

49

249

July 2013

227

38

265

August 2013

261

28

289

September 2013

258

14

272

October 2013

252

23

275

November 2013

240

25

265

December 2013

247

27

274

January 2014

251

25

276

February 2014

211

32

243

March 2014

245

28

273

April 2014

108

110

218

May 2014

81

133

214

June 2014

109

106

215

July 2014

120

105

225

August 2014

102

118

220

September 2014

107

106

213

October 2014

119

103

225

November 2014

242

129

371

December 2014

230

163

393

January 2015

272

122

394

TOTAL

7,868

2,225

10,093