Water Cannon (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-07-02
Session date: 
July 2, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2511
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Why are the Metropolitan police the only UK mainland police force to acquire Water Cannon?

Answer

Answer for Water Cannon (1)

Answer for Water Cannon (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Decisions about what equipment to purchase are for individual forces and their PCCs. The Commissioner of the MPS approached me to seek my permission to procure water cannon which, following a public consultation, I agreed.