Mersey Tunnels Police, Jurisdiction for enforcing Covid 19 Regulations

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Dear Merseytravel,
This request relates to the powers of Mersey Tunnels Police Officer for enforcing Covid 19 regulations.

1) Do Mersey Tunnels Police have the power to enforce Covid 19 Regulations outside the Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority's ownership of land at the Tunnels, if the subject is not and has not been on that land.
In particular the issuing of fines and/or the powers of Arrest under Covid 19 Regulations?

2) Do Mersey Tunnels Police have the power to enforce Covid 19 Regulations outside the Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority's ownership of land at the Tunnels, if the subject is not and has not been on that land.
In particular the issuing of a lawful order to leave an area?

3) If the answer to either of the questions in 1 and/or 2 is yes, please provide references to the Legislation giving Mersey Tunnels Police such additional powers outside their Jurisdiction described in section 105 of The County of Merseyside Act 1980.

Yours faithfully,
Mr D. Fogharty

Henderson, Andrew,

Dear Mr Fogharty

LFS/AH/RSN21375

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Henderson, Andrew,

Dear Mr Fogharty

LFS/AH/RSN21375

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information Act. Please find Merseytravel’s response below.

1) Do Mersey Tunnels Police have the power to enforce Covid 19 Regulations outside the Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority's ownership of land at the Tunnels, if the subject is not and has not been on that land. In particular the issuing of fines and/or the powers of Arrest under Covid 19 Regulations?

No

2) Do Mersey Tunnels Police have the power to enforce Covid 19 Regulations outside the Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority's ownership of land at the Tunnels, if the subject is not and has not been on that land. In particular the issuing of a lawful order to leave an area?

No

3) If the answer to either of the questions in 1 and/or 2 is yes, please provide references to the Legislation giving Mersey Tunnels Police such additional powers outside their Jurisdiction described in section 105 of The County of Merseyside Act 1980.

N/A

I trust that this information is of interest to you.

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Andy Henderson

Senior Information Management Officer | Merseytravel | Mann Island, PO Box 1976, Liverpool, L69 3HN
Office: 0151 330 1679 | Email: [Merseytravel request email]

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