Thames Valley’s Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfield has confirmed that he will be applying for Government funding to cover the cost of policing the royal wedding after Layla raised the issue in the House of Commons.
Layla lodged a Parliamentary Question which revealed that the Commissioner had not applied for ‘Special Grant’ funding from the Government to cover the costs of policing the event.
Ms Moran had raised concerns that it would mean less money for local police budgets if the full costs of policing the event were met from Thames Valley’s funds.
Now a spokesperson for the Police and Crime Commissioner has told the Oxford Mail that “we are discussing the costs with the Home Office and a formal special grant request will be submitted to them in due course.”
Commenting, Layla Moran MP said:
“It is great news to finally hear that the Police and Crime Commissioner will do the right thing and ask the Government for funding to cover the cost of the royal wedding, so that police budgets locally - which are already under huge pressures - aren’t cut as a result of the royal wedding taking place in our area.”