HC Deb 20 May 1965 vol 712 c253W
21. Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to strengthen the powers of the police to deal with itinerant caravan dwellers.

Mr. George Thomas

My right hon. and learned Friend is aware of the problems which can be caused by itinerant caravan-dwellers; but he does not consider that any satisfactory or lasting solution to these problems can be achieved by legislation enlarging or strengthening the powers available to the police under the general law.