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Insulate Britain: Demonstrations

Question for Home Office

UIN HL3828, tabled on 8 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) Metropolitan Police officers were diverted from their other duties, and (2) police staff hours were expended, due to policing the Insulate Britain protest in Westminster on 3 November.

Answered on

22 November 2021

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) confirmed that there were 59 arrests made in connection to the protest by Insulate Britain at Parliament Square on 4 November.

Figures are not currently available relating to number of officers diverted, police hours expended, or total cost of that protest. However, MPS has stated that the cost of policing Insulate Britain protests between the 13 September and the 10 October totalled £1,961,616.44. The breakdown of these costs are; opportunity costs of £1,721,700.31, fleet costs of £22,020.90 and overtime amounting to £217,895.23.

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