Extinction Rebellion (4)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 5th June 2019.

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Photo of Peter Whittle Peter Whittle Brexit Alliance

To ask the Mayor if he can foresee any circumstances under which water cannon would be deployed against protestors in London.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I maintain the view that water cannons should not be used in civil disorder situations. They have no place in London.

This was reinforced by the Home Secretary, and now Prime Minister, who made the decision that these could not be used in London.

The water cannon should never have been purchased, were a waste of money and I am glad that I have been able to direct the money from their sale towards vital frontline youth and community services.