Water cannon less lethal weapon

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1422
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Your answer to my question 2014/0669 is unclear as to whether you disagree with the police's classification of water cannon as a "less lethal" weapon. Please could you confirm if you disagree with the police's classification?

Answer

Answer for Water cannon less lethal weapon

Answer for Water cannon less lethal weapon

Answered By: 
The Mayor

For the purposes of the independent Scientific Advisory Council on the Medical Implication of Less-Lethal Weapons water cannon is considered a less-lethal weapon. The water cannon that the MPS propose to purchase would operate under the rules and regulations used in Northern Ireland. There have been no reported injuries attributed to water cannon in Northern Ireland, nor fatalities.