Closing Parliament Square (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5060
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Who took the decision to close the whole of Parliament Square in advance of the protest that took place on 21 November 2014?

Answer

Answer for Closing Parliament Square (1)

Answer for Closing Parliament Square (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The decision to fence the majority of Parliament Square Garden but leaving the footways available for access was taken by the Facilities Management Unit as part of exercising their function on behalf of the Mayor for the care, control and management of the Square.

This was done to prevent an unauthorised occupation of the Square contrary to the legislation that governs the Square and to prevent damage being sustained.