David Willetts on baton use at student fees protest
9 November 2011 Last updated at 12:52 GMT
The Universities Minister said the decision to use baton rounds at Wednesday's education fees protest in London was "an operational decision for the police."
David Willetts added: "But I have to say what we want to see is peaceful protests."
And he was pressed by Andrew Neil on the Daily Politics on his previous comments on the £9,000 fees to be charged at English universities.