Fracking: Lancashire

Home Office written question – answered on 24th October 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb Green

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner has the power to instruct the Chief Constable to suspend, or scale back, the policing operation at the Cuadrilla site until such time as additional funding is provided by the Home Office.

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

We would expect PCCs and Chief Constables to regularly discuss policing within the force area and funding, however the decision on whether to police a protest is an operational one for the Chief Constable. This is set out in statute in paragraphs 30-33 of the Policing Protocol Order 2011.

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