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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:42 pm on 2nd July 2019.

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Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State 12:42 pm, 2nd July 2019

I am unable to confirm that I have any such evidence; I have not been advised as such. Obviously, it is very much our view that any police response should be proportional and lawful. Of course, if the demonstrations are peaceful, we hope that no such violent, or forceful, response is in any way needed, but if there are acts of vandalism, that would then put any such engagement into a different context.