HC Deb 20 June 1974 vol 875 cc233-4W
Dr. Winstanley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he intends to send the reply, promised in acknowledgment notes on 15th May and 10th June to the letter sent to him on 27th April by the hon. Member for Hazel Grove, concerning the effects of planning proposals on residents in mobile houses on the caravan site at Crookiley Wood Farm who were threatened with eviction on 18th June.

Mr. Oakes

I am sorry I have not been able to reply earlier to the hon. Member's letter of 27th April about the caravan site at Crookiley Wood Farm, Ashton Road, Bredbury, because we have been awaiting information from Stockport Metropolitan Borough, which is the responsible authority. I shall be replying shortly when I have considered this information. Meanwhile, the residents in the mobile homes can be assured that any notice to quit cannot be acted upon until a court order has been granted and in granting such an order for possession the court has power to suspend its execution for up to 12 months at a time and also to reduce or to extend such suspensions.