Austerity Impact on the Right to Protest

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0988
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Please provide a copy of the legal advice given to the Met that led to its decision to inform a number of protest groups that it would no longer provide traffic management at planned demonstrations and that the organisers would have to bear the cost.

Answer

Answer for Austerity Impact on the Right to Protest

Answer for Austerity Impact on the Right to Protest

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There is no single legal advice. Written and oral legal advice has been provided to the MPS on a number of occasions over several years and latterly to support inter-agency meetings which have been held to try and resolve the issues. The advice is subject to legal privilege.