Response to Protect consultation
The government has published its response to the Protect Duty consultation launched in the wake of the 2017 Manchester Arena Bombing, aiming to improve security around the country to keep the people of the UK safe.
- Following the tragic 2017 Manchester Arena Bombing, the government has worked closely with Figen Murray, victims' groups and partners to develop proposals to improve security around the country.
- Today the offficial response to the Protect Duty consultation has been published. The protect duty will place a legal requirement for venues to put in place public safety measures without placing excessive burdens on small businesses, and the government will bring forward legislation on this at the earliest opportunity.
- We should never allow terrorists to restrict our way of life and these measures will help to improve security around the country and protect the British people.