MPS public order policing: football games

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2516
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 2014 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

The extra cost (i.e. the unrecovered cost) to the MPS, for the period August 2014 to May 2015 which is the most current information available, in respect of the extra policing for football matches and other events deployed outside the stadia themselves for which no recharge is possible is £4,172,161.

The table below provides further detail as to this total.

It should be noted that a significant number of matches in League 1 and 2 have no deployments inside the stadium or in areas under the control of the club particularly those matches where there is believed to be little or no risk of public disorder. Such matches will continue to have a deployment outside the stadia on match days.

MOPAC continues to make representations to the Home Office about this issue.

Football Club

Total Cost of Deployment

Cost Recovery

Unrecovered Cost

£

£

£

AFC Wimbledon

57,310

6,390

50,920

Arsenal

957,931

466,062

491,869

Barnet

41,913

372

41,541

Brentford

395,906

68,614

327,291

Charlton

288,567

33,709

254,859

Chelsea

833,450

206,175

627,275

Crystal Palace

399,239

19,690

379,549

Dagenham & Redbridge

48,974

0

48,974

Fulham

435,363

65,804

369,559

Leyton Orient

41,558

2,116

39,442

Millwall

517,497

118,206

399,291

QPR

348,380

31,819

316,561

Tottenham Hotspur

881,664

401,231

480,433

West Ham United

429,284

90,801

330,483

Welling United

14,114

0

14,114

Total

5,691,150

1,518,989

4,172,161