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Demonstrations in Central London

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:21 pm on 2nd May 2000.

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Photo of Lord Bach Lord Bach Government Whip 4:21 pm, 2nd May 2000

My Lords, I agree with my noble friend and nothing anyone has so far said is against his premise. It is, of course, right that the more the public are affronted by an offence, the more essential it is that the law should take its proper course. That must happen in this as in every other case. I am sure that the courts of this country, whether magistrates' courts, Crown Courts or wherever the perpetrators end up, will ensure that those charged with offences receive a fair trial. It would be a disgrace if they did not.