HOME AFFAIRS – COST OF GUARDING ECUADORIAN EMBASSY – 11 April 2019

Dr Julian Lewis: How much has the police operation guarding the embassy cost, and is there any prospect of recovering any of this money – perhaps from Mr Assange’s celebrity backers?

[The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Sajid Javid): That is an interesting suggestion from my right hon. Friend as regards cost recovery. Up to 2015 – the figures I have are for up to 2015 – the police operation cost an estimated £13.2 million.]