This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government
Petition Illegal occupation of land with a caravan to change from a civil to a criminal offence
Illegal occupation of land with a caravan by Travellers is presently a civil offence and requires a court order for an eviction notice. Changing the offence from a civil to a criminal one would allow the Police to evict immediately if the Landowner requested it. This change would mirror similar legislation adopted in Eire.
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