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Water Cannon (Crowd Control)

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if any discussions have taken place with the London fire brigade on the use of water cannon for crowd control.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if consideration is being given to the use of water cannon for riot control.

Yes, although the disadvantages are well known, and it is not thought that they would have been of any use in the Tottenham riot.