Policy paper

Home Office powers of entry review: final report

This document presents the findings of the Home Office’s review of 99 existing powers of entry.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Home Office powers of entry review: final report

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PoE in legislation sponsored by the Home Office fall into a number of categories concerned with law enforcement. This includes areas such as drugs, policing, dealing with organised crime, protecting our borders and combating terrorism.

These areas of work have been reviewed to ensure that:

  • the powers are still necessary and proportionate to their objectives
  • the powers conform with the principles of the review
  • suitable safeguards are in place.

From a total of 99 PoE recognised by the department, we are proposing to repeal 11. The remaining 88 powers will stay in force and we propose to add further safeguards to 3 of these.

You can read the previous reports:

Published 27 November 2014