Consultation outcome

Consultation on police powers to promote and maintain public order

This consultation has concluded

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Police Powers To Promote And Maintain Public Order Section 5 Of The Public Order Act 1986 Summary Of Consultation Responses And Government Response

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Original consultation

This consultation ran from 13 October 2011 12:00am to
13 January 2012 11:45pm

Summary

This consultation sought your views on the areas of police powers which the government is committed to reviewing.

Documents

Police powers to promote and maintain public order - consultation document (Welsh)

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Police powers to promote and maintain public order - consultation document (Welsh) (PDF file - 288kb)

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Police powers to promote and maintain public order - consultation document

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Consultation description

The consultation closed on 13 January 2012.

This three-part consultation sought your views on the areas of police powers which the government is committed to reviewing:

  • the relevance of the word ‘insulting’ in section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986
  • new powers to request removal of face coverings
  • new powers to impose curfew to prevent and control outbreaks of disorder