Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|18 Jun 2019, 3:46 p.m.||Helen Whately (Conservative - Faversham and Mid Kent)||Helen Whately (Conservative - Faversham and Mid Kent)|
Question to the Home Office:
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to undertake a public consultation on proposals to strengthen police powers in response to trespassing.
Answered by Nick Hurd
On 6 February, the Home Secretary announced a set of measures to extend powers available to the police, which we believe will enable unauthorised encampments to be tackled more effectively. The Written Ministerial Statement can be found at https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2019-02-06/debates/19020635000011/EnforcementAgainstUnauthorisedEncampments.
The Home Secretary also made clear that the Home Office would conduct a review into how the Government can criminalise unauthorised encampments. This review is currently underway, and a public consultation will be launched on the final set of proposals this summer.