Corporate report

FCO's powers of entry review

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

This report details the FCO response to the government’s review of powers of entry.


Powers of entry review

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Under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, government departments were required to review powers of entry to property within the remit of their legislation and consider whether they were still necessary, proportionate and contained sufficient safeguards. The FCO reviewed 99 powers of entry of which 11 have been revoked, 56 will be amended to provide for additional safeguards and 32 will be retained unchanged. Full details of these powers are contained in the FCO report.