HC Deb 23 February 1973 vol 851 cc228-9W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment which local authorities have now provided sites under the Caravan Sites Act 1968; how many sites each has provided and how many pitches on each site; how many sites and pitches each local authority proposes to provide within the next five years or so; and which local authorities have, respectively, applied for and been granted exemption.

Mr. Graham Page

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to a similar Question from my hon. Friend the Member for Orpington (Mr. Stanbrook) on 15th November 1972 which gave full details of the gipsy caravan sites which had been provided, of those which were then proposed, of the local authorities which had been granted exemption and of the local authorities which had applied for but had not then been granted exemption.—[Vol. 846, c.120–30.]

Since that date five sites have been provided as follows:

Berkshire County Council 12
Lancashire County Council 15
Somerset County Council 15
Bury County Borough Council 15
Greenwich London Borough Council 26

The application by Coventry County Borough Council for exemption under Section 6(2)(b) of the Caravan Sites Act 1968 has been refused; Derby and Ipswich County Borough Councils have withdrawn their applications for exemption under this provision; and an application for exemption has been received from Great Yarmouth County Borough Council.