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Caravan Sites

Volume 80: debated on Wednesday 12 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will use his powers under the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 to ensure that electrical installations on caravan sites conform to satisfactory standards.

Advice on electrical installations will be included in revised model standards for caravan sites which my right hon. Friend intends, after appropriate consultation, to specify later this year under section 5(6) of the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960. Such standards are not prescriptive; and it will remain the responsibility of licensing authorities, in the light of any standards specified under the Act, to decide what conditions to attach to site licences, and to ensure that these are enforced.