Fracking: Policing - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:37 pm on 9th October 2017.

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Photo of Lord Wigley Lord Wigley Plaid Cymru 2:37 pm, 9th October 2017

My Lords, the noble Baroness will be aware that there is a moratorium on fracking in Wales. In those circumstances, is it not a bit ironic that the Gwent police force was sent up to Lancashire for the purposes of controlling the protesters? Given that the costs of such an exercise can sometimes become very great, can she give an assurance that all the costs incurred by Gwent will be paid for from central funds?