HC Deb 03 February 1977 vol 925 c243W
Mr. Walter Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received concerning the parking of itinerants' caravans; and what action he proposes to take.

Dr. Summerskill

My right hon. Friend has received some 15 representations in the past 12 months about difficulties arising from parking or camping by itinerants, and we are currently considering a letter from my hon. Friend. On the general question of adequate accommodation for gipsies, I would refer to the reply given to the Question from my hon. Friend the Member for Merton, Mitcham and Morden (Mr. Douglas-Mann) on 10th January by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for the Environment—[Vol. 923, c. 392.]