The Government published the “Protect Duty Consultation Government Response Document” on 10th January 2022.
This document has been heavily anticipated and awaited as it is the first formal response to the Protect Duty Consultation that ran from February 26th 2021 to 2nd July 2021. More information on the first Protect Duty Consultation can be found in the Corps Relay Special Bulletin titled Protect Duty – A Summarised Overview.
The Government Response Document summarises the responses to the original consultation without providing much narrative in the way the responses have been received or are likely to be interpreted in any future legislation. There were a total of 2755 individual or organisational responses to the consultation,