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Caravan Sites

Volume 888: debated on Wednesday 12 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) how many "occupiers of land" in Scotland have been convicted of an offence under Section 1 of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 ; and what is the average fine for a first offence and a second or subsequent offence, respectively ;(2) how many "occupiers of land" in Scotland have been found guilty of an offence under Section 9 of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 ; what is the average fine on the first and the second and subsequent offences, respectively ; and in how many instances the convicted person has had his site licence revoked under Section 9(2) ;(3) how many site licence holders in Scotland have been convicted under Section 11 of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 ; and what is the average fine.

Information is not available for the years before 1971. Over the period 1971–73, 11 people were convicted of an offence under Section 1 of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 for a first offence. Two persons were admonished and eight were fined an average of £23. The one person dealt with for a second or subsequent offence under the Act was fined £20. Under Section 9 of the Act, 11 people were convicted over the period 1971–73. One person was admonished and seven were fined an average of £28·50 ; three people were fined an average of £65 for a second or subsequent offence. No site licences were revoked under Section 9(2) of the Act. There were no convictions over the period 1971·73 under Section 11 of the Act. Information is not yet available for the year 1974.