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Travellers: Caravan Sites

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 45116, tabled on 2 September 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent steps his Department has taken to help support local authorities to tackle unauthorised encampments established by travellers.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

22 September 2022

Local authorities and the police have a wide range of powers that enable them to work in partnership and take action against unauthorised encampments. Additional police powers to tackle trespassers who set up camp illegally on other people’s land or in local communities came into force on 28 June 2022.

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