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Holiday Caravans And Chalets

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 6 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list the legislation which covers owners of holiday caravans and chalets against costs such as increases in ground rent and other non-rate charges.

None. I hope, however, that agreement will be reached on a code of conduct which will protect holiday caravan and chalet owners against abuse in this respect.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Batley and Morley on 29 January, what discussions are taking place aimed at securing agreement on a code of conduct governing arrangements between site owners and holiday caravan and chalet owners; and when he expects discussions to be concluded and the code of conduct to be announced.

A draft code prepared by the National Caravan Council and the National Federation of Site Operators was circulated last autumn to representatives of holiday caravan owners and to other interested parties. My officials have discussed with representatives of the organisations the comments made by other interested parties. I hope that agreement on a code can be reached fairly soon.The code under discussion would apply only to holiday caravans. If agreement can be reached on such a code, however, I hope that it will be possible to negotiate a similar code applying to holiday chalets.