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Public Order

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements are in place for regular assessments of threats to public order; how frequently such assessments are carried out; when the last such assessment was made; and what consideration she has given to assessing the threat to public order arising from the current economic situation. (251623)

[holding answer 29 January 2009]: The police are very experienced at public order policing and look at all information available to them, including economic factors, at a local and national level, continually, to ensure the police response is the best it can be. The police at the current time possess no information relating to a wave of potentially violent mass protests.