HC Deb 24 May 1966 vol 729 c272
21. Dr. David Kerr

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what advice he is giving to local authorities about the establishment of municipal camping and caravanning sites and the standards of provision to be observed.

Mr. MacColl

My right hon. Friend is not aware that any further advice is necessary; but if my hon. Friend would let him know what particular difficulty he has in mind, he would be glad to consider it.

Dr. Kerr

Is my hon. Friend aware that there is a good deal of concern in camping and caravanning circles about the inadequacy of the provision of amenities on camping and caravanning sites, and that the camping movement generally feels that some guidance to local authorities from the Ministry of Housing would be very helpful?

Mr. MacColl

Under the existing law, my right hon. Friend has responsibility for preparing the model standards. The enforcement of those standards and the actual details of the licences are not his responsibility. They are entirely a matter for the local authorities.