Potential President Trump state visit

MQT on 2017-03-22
Session date: 
March 22, 2017
Question By: 
Siân Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please provide any estimate you have made of the potential cost to London of policing a state visit from the President of the United States? Approximately how many officers would you need to extract from local policing to support this event?


Answer for Potential President Trump state visit

Answer for Potential President Trump state visit

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No details of any potential state visit by The President of the United States have been provided to the MPS. When the details of any visit are announced the MPS will put in place a policing operation that is proportionate to discharging police core responsibilities to the assessed threat, harm and risk.

Any assessment of cost would be inaccurate speculation at this stage, however, it is important to note that as the Home Office currently underfund the National and International Capital Cities Grant (which is designed to pay for this type of activity) additional costs may fall directly on the MPS.