Unauthorised encampments

Constituents have raised with me the adequacy of the law governing illegal encampments. I have taken this up with government, who are now consulting on how to strengthen the law to prevent such occupation of land.

The consultation is open until March. Those concerned might like to respond, at www.gov.uk/government/consultations/strengthening-police-powers-to-tackle-unauthorised-encampments.

1 Comment

  1. Narrow Shoulders
    December 31, 2019

    The simple solution would be to remove any right to camp without permission from the owner and make it a criminal offence. Thus the police can confiscate possessions and move the people on or incarcerate them.

    Why must people have a right to camp?

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