Demonstrations: Greater London

Home Department written question – answered on 7th January 2008.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) whether news media organisations have applied to demonstrate on College Green;

(2) who applied for an application to demonstrate in Parliament Square in August 2007.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction)

The policing of demonstrations in the vicinity of Parliament is an operational matter for the commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis. As such I have asked the Metropolitan Police to collate the information requested by the hon. Gentleman. I shall write to the hon. Gentleman when that information is available.

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