HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 cc625-6W
Mr. Murphy

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he plans to amend the current legislation relating to gipsies so that district councils, having provided sufficient sites, should be able to evict travellers from unofficial encampments.

Mr. Monro

A provision for the designation of districts under the Caravan Sites Act 1968 was deleted from the original Local Government, Planning and Land Bill in reintroducing the shorter No. 2 Bill into the Commons. We accept the advantages of district designation but are unable to use Government resources this Session to put back this provision.

orities wider statutory powers to deal with stray dogs.

Mr. Fox

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 21 May to the hon. Member for Cardigan (Mr. Howells).-—[Vol. 985, c.261.]