HC Deb 06 December 1968 vol 774 cc580-1W
Mr. Lubbock

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for reports from chief constables on the number of police man hours spent in giving evidence and standing by to prevent breaches of the peace in respect of unauthorised gipsy encampments since the beginning of 1968 in the whole of England and Wales, excluding the Metropolitan Police area.

Mr. Elystan Morgan

The information is not readily available and I do not think the expenditure of police effort necessary to obtain it would be justified.