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Houses of Parliament: Demonstrations

Volume 712: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Metropolitan Police on the speed of their response to complaints about noisy demonstrators outside the Palace of Westminster. [HL4778]

The Government have had no such discussions with the Metropolitan Police.

The Government are liaising with Westminster City Council, the Greater London Authority, the Metropolitan Police and parliamentary authorities on identifying powers that exist to deal with noise from loudhailers and the development of alternative arrangements to deal with excessive noise from protests.