HC Deb 02 February 1960 vol 616 cc103-4W
51. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what action is taken to rate caravans and caravan sites so that they make a reasonable contribution towards local government services including dealing with nuisances arising from caravan sites.

Mr. H. Brooke

Caravan sites are rated. Caravans, as being chattels, are not ordinarily rateable. The rating position is referred to in paragraphs 233 and 234 of the Arton Wilson report on "Caravans as Homes" (Cmnd. 872). It is being considered in that context by my working party on rating and valuation.