To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when Operation Pelican commenced; which Government departments were involved in that operation; how many Government staff were assigned to it; and what the total cost of that operation was.
18 March 2022
Operation Pelican was led by the Metropolitan Police. The Home Office does not hold information on the total cost of Operation Pelican or which Government departments were involved. The Home Office have confirmed that at various points there were eight officials working in the department involved in Operation Pelican.
The Home Office does not hold the operational detail of Operation Pelican, but the Metropolitan Police Service has previously stated that since Julian Assange entered the Ecuadorian Embassy in June 2012, the Metropolitan Police Service maintained a police presence there.