HL Deb 25 March 2003 vol 646 c71WA
Lord Marlesford

asked the Chairman of Committees:

Whether it is possible to prevent demonstrators from using amplifiers to convey their views in the close vicinity of the Palace of Westminster when Parliament is sitting.[HL2214]

The Chairman of Committees (Lord Brabazon of Tara)

It is for the Metropolitan Police to control demonstrators in the vicinity of the Palace of Westminster. The police have been instructed, in accordance with the terms of the Sessional Order of 13 November 2002, to prevent any behaviour, including inappropriate use of amplifiers, that might disrupt the proceedings of Parliament.