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New Government guidance was issued jointly by the Department of Communities and Local Government, Home Office and the Ministry of Justice in March 2015. This was sent under cover of a joint ministerial letter to council leaders, chief constables and police and crime commissioners highlighting the range of powers available when dealing with illegal and unauthorised encampments.
Both documents can be found in the Library of the House and online at:
Dealing with illegal and unauthorised encampments - A summary of available powers: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dealing-with-illegal-and-unauthorised-encampments
The police have clear duties under the Equalities Act and Human Rights Act to consider before using powers to move unauthorised travellers, which are reflected in operational guidance. The use of Section 61 notices of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 is an operational matter for the police.