Nurseries and Schools: Protection from Terrorism - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:22 am on 8th February 2018.

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Photo of Lord Reid of Cardowan Lord Reid of Cardowan Labour 11:22 am, 8th February 2018

My Lords, does the Minister accept that in the event—God forbid—of a terrorist attack on one of our schools, my noble friend Lord Harris’s recommendation 121 would be implemented within the week? Is it not better to concentrate on prevention rather than afterwards? At a time when it is obvious that the terrorists are now moving towards soft targets, schools are among the major soft targets that should be protected.