[/fa-sliders-h/ LATEST STORIES]_$type=slider$m=0$ct=0$cm=0$c=8$va=0$b=show$a=0$i=show$show=home

New terror legislation proposed for events

SHARE:

Security Minister James Brokenshire today (Monday 24 February 2019) announced plans to introduce a law which will require owners and operators of public spaces and venues to put in place measures to keep the public safe from a terrorist attack.

Delivering on the manifesto commitment to improve the safety and security of public venues and spaces, the new ‘Protect Duty’ will reflect lessons learned following the terrorist attacks in 2017, as well as more recent attacks. The proposals also follow discussions with victims’ groups such as the Martyn’s Law campaign, established by Figen Murray whose son was killed in the Manchester Arena attack.

The new law, to be consulted on in the spring, would require venue operators to consider the risk of a terrorist attack and take proportionate and reasonable measures to prepare for and protect the public from such an attack.

This could include increased physical security, having training in place, incident response plans and exercises for staff on what to do during an attack.

Security Minister James Brokenshire said:

"Our first priority is keeping the public safe and preventing more families from suffering the heartbreak of losing a loved one.

"The devastating attacks in 2017, and more recently at Fishmongers’ Hall and Streatham, are stark reminders of the current threat we face. We are in complete agreement with campaigners such as Figen Murray on the importance of venues and public spaces having effective and proportionate protective security and preparedness measures to keep people safe.

"Of course, it is important that this new law is proportionate. This public consultation will ensure we put in place a law that will help protect the public while not putting undue pressure on businesses." 

Graham Williams, Chairman of industry body Revo’s Safety and Security Committee said:

"As owners of retail spaces, we take our responsibility for ensuring the safety of our customers and retailers very seriously and therefore welcome the opportunity to work collaboratively with the Home Office on this initiative.

"We look forward to contributing to this consultation on behalf of our industry." 

Matt Maer, Director, Security and Resilience, Canary Wharf Group, said:

"This legislation has the potential to make a significant impact on public security, improving the situation for people as they go about their daily lives.

"Canary Wharf Group supports this initiative and look forward to assisting where we can in shaping this work." 

The public consultation will be launched in spring and will seek views from a broad range of organisations including business, public authorities, the security industry and campaign groups to ensure the proposals remain proportionate for publicly accessible spaces and venues across the country.

The consultation will ask for views from business and the public sector on the proportionality, scope of the duty, and how it should be enforced.

COMMENTS

$show=post

$show=404

[/fa-rss/ LATEST STORIES FROM LITTLE IRELAND]_$type=three$author=hide$cm=0$ct=0$va=0$hide=home

$show=post

[/fa-arrow-alt-circle-down/ READ ALL ABOUT IT:]_$type=one$m=0$c=1$cm=0$l=0$va=0$hide=home$sr=random

$type=three$m=0$l=0$c=6$cm=0$hide=home$source=random

Name

Book,1,Cleator Moor History,44,Cleator Moor News,129,Copeland Borough Council,96,Cumbria News,1677,News,2456,Photography,23,Photos For Sale,9,Photos Of Cleator Moor,9,Photos of Cumbria,14,UK News,285,Walking Routes,3,West Cumbria News,381,Your MP,53,
ltr
item
Cleator Moor | Cumbria: Little Ireland: New terror legislation proposed for events
New terror legislation proposed for events
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-momkQVteBE4/XlO9fiG6WqI/AAAAAAAAX2w/oc9Lk1yeUQEMNbxH6LD44DRjvmXwBpw3QCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/1582546301207659-0.png
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-momkQVteBE4/XlO9fiG6WqI/AAAAAAAAX2w/oc9Lk1yeUQEMNbxH6LD44DRjvmXwBpw3QCLcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/1582546301207659-0.png
Cleator Moor | Cumbria: Little Ireland
https://www.littleireland.co.uk/2020/02/new-terror-legislation-proposed-for.html
https://www.littleireland.co.uk/
https://www.littleireland.co.uk/
https://www.littleireland.co.uk/2020/02/new-terror-legislation-proposed-for.html
true
4367044361856627147
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All SUGGESTED READING LITTLE IRELAND ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content