HC Deb 23 March 1965 vol 709 cc42-3W
51. Mr. J. T. Price

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the public inconvenience being caused in parts of South Lancashire, including the township of Hindley, by the unauthorised camping of large groups of itinerant traders and scrap dealers, other than gypsies, who occupy vacant sites without regard to public health or the rights of established residents; and what action he will take in consultation with the police and local authorities concerned in these areas.

Mr. Crossman

I have not received any representations about itinerants in South Lancashire but I am well aware of the problems they cause in other parts of the country. It is for the local authorities to deal with these problems, but I hope they will let me know if they want any help or advice from my Department.

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