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Volume 519: debated on Thursday 25 November 2010

On 8 November I published an online guide for home owners affected by squatters, setting out the rights and action they can take. We are also taking steps to help get empty homes back into productive use and will be helping to reduce the scope for squatting by doing this.

I thank the Minister for that answer, but we have some long-established squatters in Parliament square. What are we going to do about them?

As the Prime Minister said yesterday, the Government share the concerns about the current state of Parliament square. I can inform the House that we intend to introduce legislation shortly.