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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th October 2017.

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Photo of Julie Cooper Julie Cooper Shadow Minister (Health) (Community Health) 12:00 am, 16th October 2017

Since January 2017, policing the anti-fracking protest in Lancashire has cost Lancashire constabulary close to £4 million. Given that 78% of the protestors are not from Lancashire, when will the Government step in to meet those costs? It cannot be right for the council tax payers of Lancashire to bear the burden of what is essentially a national protest.