HC Deb 20 January 1953 vol 510 c29
51. Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government, following the gypsy survey that has been taken by the Kent County Council, if he will arrange for a copy of the report to be available in the Library; and in which way his Department is prepared to cooperate with the Kent County Council in an experiment that might serve as the blueprint for a solution of this problem in other parts of the country.

Mr. Marples

A copy of the report is now available in the Library. My right hon. Friend will be writing to the county council very shortly and will send a copy of the letter to the hon. Member.

Mr. Dodds

I am asking what the Government are to do to put this report into action; will the hon. Member bear in mind that in most European countries Governments have done something for gypsies? What is to happen in this Christian and democratic country with regard to this gypsy problem?

Mr. Marples

As this gypsy survey was taken by Kent County Council it would be only reasonable and courteous to reply to them, which my right hon. Friend proposes to do, and I will send a copy to the hon. Member.