This is despite the numerous reports and calls for the use of RIPA by counciles to be reduced, including:
- recent report by the House of Lords Select Committe recommends the use of RIPA to be cut back
- previous reports that the Councils are continuing to over step the mark in their use of RIPA
- calls by politicians to curb the use of RIPA,
- The assistant chairman of local councils saying that RIPA was being misused.
Some of the petty uses of RIPA include:
Some senior politicians and lawyers have even suggested that the councils use of RIPA could be illegal, but nothing changes