HC Deb 09 July 1997 vol 297 cc467-8W
Mr. Beith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to review the guidance given to the police on the use of CS gas. [6923]

Mr. Michael

We will review guidance to chief officers on the use of CS for dealing with public disorder in the light of any proposals resulting from current consideration of the subject by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). Guidance to chief police officers on the use of CS spray for self-defence is issued by ACPO, which keep it under continuous review.