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Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate (26 Mar 2015)

Mike Weatherley: ..., followed that up with a Westminster Hall debate and got the Government on side, and the law was duly changed via an amendment to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill. Changing the law on squatting was a huge deal, and it has virtually ended squatting in residential properties in the UK. Wikipedia now lists it as “Weatherley’s law”. At this stage I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Squatting (5 Feb 2013)

Mike Weatherley: What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the legislation on squatting in residential premises introduced in 2012.

Written Answers — Justice: Squatting (13 Jul 2012)

Mike Weatherley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what factors he plans to take into account in deciding when the squatting provisions of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 will be enacted; (2) if he will estimate the total cost to the taxpayer of squatters in (a) social housing and (b) council-owned buildings in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Justice: Squatting (5 Jul 2012)

Mike Weatherley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether he has made any plans to extend the squatting provisions of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 to public parks; (2) what discussions he has had with representatives of the police on the commencement of the squatting provisions of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.

Written Answers — Justice: Squatting (3 Jul 2012)

Mike Weatherley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether he has any plans to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of the squatting provisions of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 in respect of their effects on the cost of policing and number of instances of squatting; (2) what representations he has received from police forces on the squatting provisions of the Legal...

Written Answers — Justice: Squatting (28 Jun 2012)

Mike Weatherley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether he plans to bring forward proposals to extend the provisions relating to squatting in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 to all commercial premises; (2) if he will consider bringing forward proposals to create an offence of intentional trespass for vehicles in national parks; (3) when he plans that the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (23 May 2012)

Mike Weatherley: ...around Europe to campaign against what they call Weatherley’s law. Will the Prime Minister condemn, with me, the Green party’s support for squatters and welcome, as I do, the criminalisation of squatting?

Education and Training (Young People with Autism): New Clause 26 — Offence of squatting in a residential building (1 Nov 2011)

Mike Weatherley: The hon. Lady is under a misapprehension. The person who comes back from holiday and finds their home squatted has no legal redress other than to ask the squatters to leave. The squatters are already in that property; they should not be there while the owners are on holiday.

Written Answers — Justice: Squatting: Scotland (26 Apr 2011)

Mike Weatherley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the merits of the legal framework in Scotland in respect of squatting.

Squatting (30 Mar 2011)

Crispin Blunt: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Hove (Mike Weatherley) on securing this debate on a very serious issue. Like him, I have become increasingly concerned about the distress and misery that squatters can cause to commercial property owners and home owners alike. In his excellent contribution, he identified the costs not only to individuals but to wider society, including the costs...

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Squatting (29 Mar 2011)

Mike Weatherley: What progress he has made on reform of legislation on squatting.

Oral Answers to Questions — Justice: Topical Questions (29 Mar 2011)

Mike Freer: The Minister may be aware that the Gaddafi house is a high-profile squatting incident in my constituency. Just this week, we have had two further squats. Will he meet me and my hon. Friends the Members for Hove (Mike Weatherley) and for Bury North (Mr Nuttall) to discuss this pressing issue?

Written Answers — Justice: Squatting (28 Mar 2011)

Mike Weatherley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has had discussions with representatives of police forces on the enforcement of the law to reduce instances of squatting.

Written Answers — Justice: Squatting (20 Dec 2010)

Mike Weatherley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what definition of squatting his Department uses.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Squatting (1 Dec 2010)

Mike Weatherley: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many incidents of squatting were recorded (a) in Brighton and Hove constituency and (b) nationally in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, and (iii) 2009.

Written Answers — Justice: Squatting (30 Nov 2010)

Mike Weatherley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what timetable he has set for bringing forward his proposals to reduce the incidence of squatting.

Written Answers — Justice: Squatting (22 Nov 2010)

Crispin Blunt: I refer the hon. Member to my previous answer of 3 November to the hon. Member for Hove (Mike Weatherley) Official Report, column 835W. 'We are considering whether the law in relation to squatting, or the way it is enforced, should be strengthened, but we have not yet reached any firm conclusions.'

Written Answers — Justice: Squatting (3 Nov 2010)

Mike Weatherley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to amend legislation on squatting; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Squatting (2 Nov 2010)

Mike Weatherley: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many instances of squatting were recorded in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.

Written Answers — Justice: Squatting (2 Nov 2010)

Mike Weatherley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people squatting in premises were prosecuted for offences related to non-payment of council tax in respect of those premises in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009; (2) how many people squatting in premises were prosecuted for offences of robbery in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009; (3) how many people squatting in premises were...


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