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Demonstrations

Volume 698: debated on Monday 4 February 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What arrangements are in place to warn the public in London in advance of demonstrations due to lead to road closures in central London; and who has responsibility for implementing such closures. [HL1620]

The Metropolitan Police Service authorises and implements road closures for demonstrations. The Metropolitan Police Service has a dedicated traffic team which liaises closely with transport-user partners to minimise the disruption that demonstrations create.

Details of forthcoming road closures are publicised through a number of channels including the Metropolitan Police Service website, local newspapers via Transport for London and dot-matrix signs on all major roads approaching London.