HC Deb 06 April 1955 vol 539 cc103-4W
83. Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware of the concern felt by rural district authorities over the condition of omnibus bodies which are sold secondhand by omnibus transport companies for the purpose of caravan dwellings; and whether he will introduce legislation to prohibit the sale of these vehicles for such purposes except after inspection and certification by a local authority.

Mr. Sandys

Local authorities already possess powers under the Town and Country Planning Acts and the Public Health Acts, which enable them to control the use of omnibus bodies as dwellings. New legislation does not therefore seem necessary.