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Volume 404: debated on Monday 28 April 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he last met (a) local authority leaders and (b) Home Office Ministers to discuss extending police powers to remove travellers to senior council enforcement officers. [109107]

The proposals to enable police services to have an additional power to move unauthorised gipsy/traveller camps on to authorised sites has yet to be worked up by the Home Office. Local authorities will be informed once a legislative vehicle has been identified to take the proposals forward.