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Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 21st September 2017.

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Photo of Ranil Jayawardena Ranil Jayawardena Conservative, North East Hampshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of legislation regarding travellers' illegal encampments.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

The Government is concerned about unauthorised traveller encampments and the effect that they can have on communities. Local authorities and the police have a wide range of powers that enable them to take action and the Government wants to see them working together to address this issue. A summary of the powers is published on the Government’s website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dealing-with-illegal-and-unauthorised-encampments

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