Travellers: Caravan Sites

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Conor Burns Conor Burns Conservative, Bournemouth West

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department last undertook a review of enforcement powers in relation to illegal Traveller encampments.

Photo of Conor Burns Conor Burns Conservative, Bournemouth West

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent representations he has received on illegal encampments by the Traveller community.

Photo of Conor Burns Conor Burns Conservative, Bournemouth West

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has plans to undertake a review of the enforcement powers available to (a) police forces and (b) local authorities in relation to illegal Traveller encampments.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

My Department published a consultation on 5 April alongside the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice, in order to seek views on the effectiveness of powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments. Views were sought on a range of related issues, including the powers available to local authorities and the police. The consultation closed on 15 June and we are currently considering the responses before deciding on next steps. We received over 2,000 representations and we will publish a Government response to the consultation in due course.

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