Proposals for Olympics police base on Wanstead Flats
This was a draft legislative reform order which was laid before Parliament to enable the Metropolitan Police to build a temporary muster station on land in Epping Forest (Wanstead Flats) and use it for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The muster point would be dismantled after the Games.
Eight petitions were lodged against the Order from local residents, a local campaigning group, two London borough councils and a wildlife group. These were considered by the Hybrid Instruments Committee on 23 May 2011. The Committee's report has now been published and the hybrid procedure on the Order has ended.
The House of Commons approved the Order on 30 June. The House of Lords debated it in Grand Committee on 12 July and it was formally approved by the House of Lords on 14 July. Fourteen days after the Minister signs the Order it will come into force. For further information please contact the Home Office.