HC Deb 16 March 1977 vol 928 cc190-1W
22. Mr. Newens

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied that local authorities have yet provided sufficient authorised sites for gipsies and other travellers to obviate the need for parking caravans in unauthorised locations.

Mr. Denis Howell

No. It was for this reason that Mr. John Cripps was asked to carry out a study of the effectiveness of the arrangements to secure adequate accommodation for gipsies in England and Wales. Mr. Cripps' report is expected to be published before Easter.

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