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Police: Terrorist Incidents

Volume 696: debated on Wednesday 21 November 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether health and safety legislation should properly be invoked in circumstances where the police and other security forces are dealing with terrorist incidents. [HL179]

The security services, and special forces, are subject to health and safety legislation, as are the police. However, the criminal enforcement provisions of this legislation do not apply to the former as Crown bodies.

The Government have no current plans to change the application of health and safety legislation to the police or other security forces.