Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Times used FOI to investigate Police costs

The Times 24th January - Police spent £900,000 to give Hamza street pulpit
"The Metropolitan Police has disclosed, after a successful Freedom of Information Act request by The Times, that the cost of supervising weekly gatherings outside Finsbury Park Mosque, North London, was £874,387. The figure is far in excess of previous estimates for the 22-month police operation. Before the introduction of the new legislation on January 1, Scotland Yard had refused to discuss the cost of policing Hamza’s Friday prayer meetings."

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