Traveller Encampments

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th October 2018.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for the Home Department 12:00 am, 29th October 2018

Yes, I join my hon. Friend in that; I fully recognise that unauthorised encampments can cause the settled community significant stress. I have seen that in my own constituency of Bromsgrove, and he has seen it in his. I am not convinced that the existing powers are strong enough, which is why, as Communities Secretary, I launched a consultation, and we will be responding to it shortly.