§ Mr. Shersby
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will estimate the total cost to local authorities in Wales of providing gipsy accommodation for gipsies residing in or resorting to local authority areas in the Principality.
§ Mr. Michael Roberts
Approved capital expenditure on providing gipsy accommodation is eligible for 100 per cent. grant from the central Government. In Wales in 1981–82 this is estimated to be £368,026. County councils are responsible for management costs and this information is not held centrally.