HC Deb 06 February 1984 vol 53 cc476-7W
Mr. Anderson

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what were the sums allocated and disbursed in the years 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82 and 1982–83 for the provision of sites for gipsies in Wales.

Mr. John Stradling Thomas

The information requested is as follows:

Amount allocated


Amount disbursed by Secretary of State


1979–80 450,000 4,156
1980–81 300,000 219,679
1981–82 520,000 244,057
1982–83 510,000 283,042

Mr. Anderson

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many pitches for gipsy sites have been established in Wales; and what is the number for each county.

Mr. John Stradling Thomas

240 pitches for gypsy caravans have been provided on local authority owned sites in Wales. The number for each county is as follows:

Clwyd Nil
Dyfed 80
Gwent 36
Gwynedd 34
Mid Glamorgan 24
Powys 10
South Glamorgan 56
West Glamorgan Nil— but temproary site has provision for up to 60 caravans.

No information is available on the number of pitches on privately owned sites.