HC Deb 18 July 2002 vol 389 c554W
Mr. Laws

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contingency plans(a) there are and (b) are being developed to prevent demonstrations on Parliament Square from disrupting traffic and endangering pedestrians. [62169]

Mr. Denham

[holding answer 17 June 2002]Demonstrations in the area of the Palace of Westminster are subject to the Sessional Order, and policing arrangements for any demonstration always take into account the need to maintain the safety of the public. The policing is the operational responsibility of the Commissioner.

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