To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he proposes to review the guidance issued by his Department to chief officers of police concerning the exercise of their powers under section 39 of the Public Order Act 1986.
On 22 May 1991 we issued guidance to the police on the application of section 39. In January 1992 we reviewed the police response to this guidance with the Association of Chief Police Officers who welcomed its introduction.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from police forces on the effectiveness of section 39 of the Public Order Act 1986 in dealing with mass trespass on private or common land.
None, since 1990 when the Association of Chief Police Officers responded to the public evaluation of section 39.