HC Deb 23 February 1921 vol 138 c970W

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the number of people living in caravans, and without proper sanitary arrangements, in the districts of Moreton and Leasowe, in Wirral; is he aware that the parish council are quite unable to supply suitable sanitary arrangements; whether the caravan settlement is increasing; if so, to what extent during the last three years; whether any limit can be placed on this recrudescence of gipsy life in country districts; and can he do anything to provide the people with suitable habitations?


The general question raised by my hon. Friend is, as he will be aware, a very controversial one, which has been before Parliament on many occasions. As regards the rural district of Wirral, I am at present in communication with the council as to the confirmation of certain byelaws which I hope will bring about an improvement.