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Home Office written question – answered at on 25 February 2022.

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Photo of Kate Osamor Kate Osamor Labour/Co-operative, Edmonton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Metropolitan Police has shared any information with her Department regarding Operation Hillman.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, Minister of State (Ministry of Justice and Home Office)

The Home Secretary has regular meetings with serving London Metropolitan Commissioners to discuss matters of strategic interest as part of her duties under her departmental portfolio.

However, the Metropolitan Police Service - in common with other police forces - are operationally independent of Government and free from political interference. As a result, any decision to issue Fixed Penalty Notices for alleged breaches following the conclusion of Operation Hillman will be for the Metropolitan Police to determine.

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