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Parliament Square: Toilets

Volume 691: debated on Friday 20 April 2007

asked Her Majesty’s Government:

Whether there are adequate toilet facilities for the occupants of the tents erected on the grass area of Parliament Square Garden; and [HL3085]

What proportion of the grass area of Parliament Square Garden is now unavailable to the general public as a result of the tents erected on that site. [HL3086]

Parliament Square Garden is managed by the Greater London Authority (GLA) under the GLA Act 1999. I understand that the tents erected on Parliament Square Garden without the permission that is required under the Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square Garden by-laws occupy approximately 25 square metres of the grass area of the square, which equates to approximately 1 per cent of the total grass area unavailable to the general public.

I further understand that, in any event, finding proper toilet facilities is a matter for those demonstrating.