HC Deb 27 July 1960 vol 627 c1669

Lords Amendment: In page 11, line 11, leave out from "that" to "unless" in line 13 and insert: the conditions shall not be framed so as to require the reduction of the number of caravans below the greatest number which can in the opinion of the local authority, and having retard to the said standards, be properly stationed on the land. (2) Conditions restricting the total number of caravans stationed on a caravan site, other than conditions of the description in paragraph (a) of the foregoing subsection, shall not be attached to a site licence in respect of an existing site

Sir K. Joseph

I beg to move, That is House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

Perhaps, with this Amendment, it would be convenient to take the following Amendments in lines 38, 39 and 42.

These Amendments reinforce what my right hon. Friend has always made clear, ti at a local authority may not, in attaching a condition to a site licence, arbitrarily reduce the numbers of caravans on the site and that, in reducing the numbers of caravans on an existing site, it must have regard to the availability of alternative accommodation for the families living on the site.

There are two parts to the first Amendment. The first makes it clear that conditions may not require the number to be reduced below the number considered appropriate for that site having regard to the model standards. The second Dart makes it clear that, for existing sites as well as for new sites, local authorities may not impose conditions reducing the number of caravans unless satisfied that alternative accommodation is available for the people displaced.

Question put and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords Amendments agreed to.