Social Distancing: Enforcement:Written question - 43015

Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)

Named Day

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Asked on: 04 May 2020
Home Office
Social Distancing: Enforcement
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the powers afforded to police forces on enforcing social distancing guidelines.
Answered by: Kit Malthouse
Answered on: 11 May 2020

The Home Office is continuing to work with forces to address and correct any errors, to continue to maintain public trust. As per the recommendations, we will work with the NPCC and College of Policing to monitor enforcement across the country.

New enforcement powers have reaffirmed that policing by consent is at the heart of British policing. We are confident that police enforcement continues to be proportionate and effective.

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