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Mobile Homes

Volume 885: debated on Monday 27 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he can now say what proposals he has for giving security of tenure to tenants living in mobile homes; and what is the best estimate of the number of such occupants known to his Department.

As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment announced in reply to a Question from my hon. Friend the Member for Durham (Mr. Hughes) on 10th December—[Vol. 883, c. 148–9.]—I am at present conducting a review into the nature and problems of mobile home residence. I hope to examine in the course of the review the case for, and possible means of, giving mobile home owners security of tenure on the pitches which their homes occupy.The best estimate my Department can make at present of the number of mobile home occupants in England and Wales is that about 180,000 people live in some 70,000 mobile homes.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what stage have the negotiations between the National Mobile Homes Resident Association, the National Federation of Site Operators and the National Caravan Council on Mobile Homes reached since his answer to the hon. Member for Cannock on 5th December 1974 (Official Report, c. 600).

I understand that the negotiations have not yet resulted in the settlement of a model site agreement.