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Gipsy Sites

Volume 76: debated on Wednesday 3 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will seek powers to make 100 per cent. grants to local authorities for the establishment of gipsy sites in London boroughs; and if he will make a statement.

My right hon. Friend already has powers in section 70 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 to make grants on such terms as he and the Treasury determine. The current rate is 100 per cent. of admissable costs.