Reviews of all powers of entry

Reviews have been carried out by all government departments into powers of entry to consider if they are still needed.

Under section 42 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 each government minister reviewed their department’s powers of entry, and relevant associated powers, and considered if they were still needed.

Reports from all departments will be collected here as they become available.


  1. Department of Health powers of entry review
  2. DCMS review of powers of entry
  3. Powers of entry: Department for Education report
  4. BIS powers of entry review
  5. FCO's powers of entry review
  6. Powers of entry review: DCLG
  7. HMRC's Powers of Entry Review - final report
  8. Department for Transport powers of entry review: final report
  9. Northern Ireland Office powers of entry review
  10. Home Office powers of entry review: final report
  11. Department of Energy and Climate Change – Powers of Entry Review
  12. Powers of Entry review: final report
  13. Powers of entry review
  14. Defra's powers of entry review: final report
  15. Ministry of Justice powers of entry review
  16. MOD powers of entry review
  17. Food Standards Agency powers of entry review
Published 8 December 2014
Last updated 20 February 2015 + show all updates
  1. Ministry of Defence report published.
  2. First published.