HL Deb 12 July 2004 vol 663 c126WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government: What has been the outcome of their consideration of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Connors v United Kingdom (Application No 66746/01); in particular, whether they have concluded that a change in the status of Gypsies residing on local authority residential sites is appropriate; and if so, whether they will ask the Law Commission to consider the matter as part of its current tenure review. [HL3496]

Lord Rooker:

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is still considering whether changes in the tenure status of those living on local authority Gypsy and Traveller sites would be appropriate. If our current review of Gypsy and Traveller accommodation concludes that changes are required, then the Law Commission's tenure review work is likely to be an appropriate way to take this forward.