Julian Assange (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/2912
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How much has it cost the Metropolitan Police to monitor Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy since 2012?

Answer

Answer for Julian Assange (1)

Answer for Julian Assange (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The estimated direct cost of policing the Ecuadorian Embassy between June 2012 and October 2015 is £11m, of which £7.2m is opportunity costs (police officer pay costs that would be incurred in normal duties), and £3.8m additional costs (estimated additional police overtime as a direct result of the deployments at the Ecuadorian Embassy).

The MPS withdrew the physical presence of officers from outside the Embassy on 12 October 2015.