§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will seek to introduce a grant scheme to facilitate the setting up and development of privately owned and managed gipsy sites.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
There are no present plans to extend the grants presently available to local authorities in respect of caravan sites for gipsies to privately provided accommodation. However, my Department is looking further into the contribution which private sites can make to the provision of adequate accommodation for gipsies.