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Courts: Security

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what security measures courts are required to put in place to deal with instances of disorder in the courtroom. (197044)

The security policy document of Her Majesty’s Courts Service, ‘Safe and Secure’ contains detailed guidance on measures for courts to put in place to deal with disorder. It has been recently revised to include a range of specific scenarios setting out the kinds of disorder which might occur and the appropriate security reactions to them.

‘Safe and Secure’ is a restricted document and it is not available for general publication to preserve the confidentiality and effectiveness of our security response.