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Costs for Lady Thatcher's funeral

Estimated costs for Lady Thatcher's funeral ceremony, policing and security costs.

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Estimated costs for Lady Thatcher’s funeral ceremony are around £500,000, the Cabinet Office announced today. This figure includes the costs incurred by St Paul’s Cathedral, the Ministry of Defence, the Foreign Office, the invitation printers, and staff overtime. The provisional estimate of the direct policing and security costs for the funeral are around £1.1 million.

The Cabinet Office is collating the final total for all public money spent on Lady Thatcher’s funeral and the confirmed figures will be published before the summer recess.

Note to editors

These costs are the marginal costs, meaning money spent specifically on the funeral as opposed to costs that would have been incurred in any case.

Published 25 April 2013