Drug Dealing Telecommunications Restriction Orders Regulations 2017:Written question - 189529

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Asked by Joan Ryan
(Enfield North)
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Asked on: 09 November 2018
Home Office
Drug Dealing Telecommunications Restriction Orders Regulations 2017
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has published any technical guidance on the scope of the Drug Dealing Telecommunications Restriction Orders Regulations 2017.
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Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 14 November 2018

The Home Office has not produced technical guidance on the scope of Drug Dealing Telecommunications Restriction Orders Regulations (DDTROs). However we have funded the establishment of the National County Lines Coordination Centre, which launched in September, and provides a central source of expertise and best practice for police forces.

The DDTRO legislation has been drafted to enable the blocking of access to Wi-Fi service and future proof the legislation as far as possible against developments in technology. The legislation makes provisions for a communications provider ‘to take whatever action the order specifies for the purpose of preventing or restricting the use of communication devices in connection with drug dealing offences’. The definitions of communications provider, communication devices and telecommunications service are wide enough to encompass developments in technology.

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