Written Question on Travellers: Caravan Sites

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Date Title Questioner
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, what the timeframe is for his Department to undertake a review of the potential criminalisation of unauthorised developments.

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.

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