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Emergency Services: Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Home Office

UIN 180702, tabled on 17 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department made of the use of drones by the Police and Fire Services of the effectiveness of those services in relation to (a) difficult to reach areas, (b) incidents involving a danger to life and limb and (c) public disorder events.

Answered on

26 October 2018

Decisions to use drones and in which circumstances are operational matters for the Police and Fire and Rescue services.

The National Police Chief’s Council is undertaking a review of Police Air Support which is considering how drones should be used alongside manned aircraft.

Answered by

Home Office