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Sporting Club Police Raid: Media Presence

Volume 572: debated on Tuesday 21 May 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What was the strength of, and what is the explanation for, the media presence inside the National Sporting Club during the recent police raid.

The carrying out of police raids, and whether television and newspaper reporters are allowed to attend, is an operational matter for the chief officer of police for the area concerned, in this case the Commissioner of police of the Metropolis.