Water cannon historic documentation: reviews by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) supports the Scientific Advisory Committee on the Medical Implications of Less Lethal Weapons (SACMILL) by producing technical reviews.
The Home Office’s rationale is to be as transparent as possible in providing the background documents that informed the Home Secretary’s decision. However some sensitive information has been redacted to protect personal details and commercial interests and to avoid prejudicing the ability of the police to enforce the law. As a general principle, information has been redacted where it would be exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, should a request for it be received.