HC Deb 27 November 2002 vol 395 cc368-9W
Ms Drown

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the next guidance on managing illegal camping and travellers will be released. [82140]

Mr. McNulty

I have been asked to reply.

The new joint Office of the Deputy Prime Minister/Home Office guidance on managing unauthorised camping by gypsies and other travellers will be issued by the new year.

In order for the Government to strike up a balanced approach to unauthorised camping, the new guide will consist of two documents, Framework Guidance and detailed Operational Guidance, for use by local authorities, police services and both the settled and traveller communities.

Consultation with key stakeholders will commence shortly.

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