links on the Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill, 2021, parts 3 and 4, ‘unauthorised encampments’ and the new statutory offence of public nuisance

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https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-9164/ (with PDF report)

clauses 54 to 60
unauthorised encampments
serious annoyance subject to 10 years in prison

government response to consultation:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/strengthening-police-powers-to-tackle-unauthorised-encampments/outcome/government-response-to-the-consultation-strengthening-police-powers-to-tackle-unauthorised-encampments-accessible-version

measures on encampments

Responses:

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/law-of-trespass-could-change

https://www.ramblers.org.uk/news/latest-news/2021/march/ramblers-call-on-government-to-rethink-policing-bill.aspx

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/mar/14/new-anti-protest-bill-raises-profound-concern-human-rights-groups-say

https://friendsoftheearth.uk/system-change/open-letter-home-secretary-and-secretary-state-justice

Commentary:

David Mead for the LSE blog: