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Force reimbursed over Rice trip
Condoleeza Rice
Nearly 1,300 officers were on duty for Ms Rice's visit
The Home Office has agreed to foot the bill for the US Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice's visit to Merseyside.

The government initially refused to reimburse 226,000 which was spent on policing the high profile visit.

Merseyside Police deployed nearly 1,300 officers for the visit of Ms Rice, who was invited to the UK by the then Foreign Secretary Jack Straw.

She visited Liverpool and his Blackburn constituency - Lancashire Police were not refused Home Office cash.

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