§ Mr. Aspinwall
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many gipsies are currently resident in the county of Avon.
§ Mr. Baldry
My Department carries out a biannual count of gipsy caravans on the basis of information provided by district and borough councils. The latest count, on 21 July 1993, found 406 caravans with gipsies residing in or resorting to the county of Avon on that day.