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Travelling Showpeople

Volume 205: debated on Monday 9 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from national showmen in respect of winter quarters.

[holding answer 5 March 1992]: We have recently received a number of representations on behalf of the National Showmen Fight for Rights about the advice given in circular 22/91—"Travelling Showpeople".

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will put forward proposals requiring local authorities to include within their local plans their policies on the provision of facilities for travelling showpeople.

[holding answer 6 March 1992]: My Department has recently issued guidance to local planning authorities in circular 22/91, "Travelling Showpeople" which, among other things, emphasises that local planning authorities should consider the needs of travelling showpeople when preparing local plans and unitary development plans.