HL Deb 01 November 1994 vol 558 c55WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many police officers were deployed in or near the Palace of Westminster on Wednesday 19th October, between 2pm and midnight; how many persons were charged and with what offences; how many missiles and firecrackers were used; whether damage was caused to vehicles or buildings; and how many persons were injured.

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Blatch)

The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has provided the following information. On 19th October, 2,106 police officers were deployed in relation to a meeting and rally. Most of these officers were deployed from 5pm. Thirty-six people were charged (six for being drunk and disorderly, 23 for public order offences, one for obstruction and six for assaulting an officer). A number of missiles and fireworks were thrown at the police, although it is not known how many. Some damage was caused to vehicles and property. Six officers, seven demonstrators, a press photographer and a Member of Parliament were injured. In addition a police horse was struck by a metal object and required emergency veterinary treatment.