A North Yorkshire MP says he's willing "to support any measures" the government needs to take to force people to follow safety guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic.
Julian Smith, MP for Skipton and Ripon, posted his comments on social media in response to reports of people ignoring official advice by gathering at beauty spots and coastal resorts at the weekend.
Mr Smith described people converging outside as "reckless" in ignoring advice on "protecting NHS staff and UK citizens lives".
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has warned "tougher measures" could be introduced if people do not take the government's coronavirus advice seriously.
Mr Johnson said: "If you don't do it responsibly we will have to bring forward further measures."
The Yorkshire Dales National Park chief executive, David Butterworth, said visitor behaviour at the weekend "beggared belief".
"The number of people coming to the area and acting so irresponsibly at a time of national crisis cannot be acceptable," he said.