HC Deb 04 February 1985 vol 72 cc424-5W
Mr. John Fraser

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will consider requiring local authorities to provide a greater number of sites for gipsies in winter.

Mr. Macfarlane

I have no plans to require local authorities to make varying levels of site provision to meet seasonal fluctuations of gipsy movements, but authorities should have regard to such fluctuations when planning the kinds of sites needed.

Mr. John Fraser

asked Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list in the Official Report the number of places provided by each London borough for gypsies.

Mr. Macfarlane

Following is the information for numbers of pitches provided:

Barking 16
Barnet nil
Bexley 16
Brent nil
Bromley 20
Camden nil
Croydon 15
Ealing nil
Enfield 15
Greenwich 54
Hackney nil
Hammersmith & Fulham *20
Haringey 12
Harrow 15
Havering 16
Hillingdon 30
Hounslow 17
Islington nil
Kensington & Chelsea *

Kingston upon Thames 15
Lambeth 15
Lewisham 16
Merton 15
Newham 14
Redbridge 17
Richmond upon Thames 16
Southwark 15
Sutton 15
Tower Hamlets 15
Waltham Forest 16
Wandsworth 12
Westminster nil
* Westway site shared by the London boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea.