Fracking: Lancashire

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 28th June 2017.

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Her Majesty's Government whether the Home Office has been briefed by Lancashire Police on that force’s strategy for meeting its duty to both facilitate and protect rights to freedom of assembly.

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Her Majesty's Government whether the Home Office has been briefed by Lancashire Police on the action which that force intends to take after the anti-fracking protests at Preston New Road have ended.

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Her Majesty's Government whether the Home Office has produced any briefings on the anti-fracking protests at Preston New Road; and if so, whether they will publish those briefings.

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Her Majesty's Government whether the Home Office has been briefed by Lancashire Police on that force’s strategy for meeting its duty to both facilitate and protect rights to freedom of assembly.

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Her Majesty's Government whether the Home Office has been briefed by Lancashire Police on the action which that force intends to take after the anti-fracking protests at Preston New Road have ended.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

The management of protests, including anti-fracking protests, is an operational and independent matter for the police. The Home Office has not issued any guidance or briefings to the police on this matter.

As lead Government Department for the national risk of public disorder, the Home Office routinely receives briefings from police forces on related issues.

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