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Marches And Processions (Policing Costs)

Volume 977: debated on Thursday 31 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to make it obligatory for the organisers of all public marches and processions to pay for the cost of policing and to place with the local authority concerned a substantial deposit to meet the cost of any damage caused.

This matter is among those being considered in the current review of the law on public order.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the chief constable of the West Midlands Constabulary on the cost of policing, and the cost of damage occasioned during the march by Sinn Fein in Birmingham on Sunday 27 January.

I am making inquiries and will write to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.