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Housing

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of households in the UK living in (a) boats, (b) caravans or camper vans, (c) tents and (d) makeshift accommodation; and if she will make a statement. (146216)

Information is not held centrally identifying households in these categories.

Counts of Gypsy and Traveller caravans in England are available at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/pub/586/TablelCountofGypsyandTravellercaravansonl8January2007 Lastfivecounts_idl153586.xls

Counts of Gypsy and Traveller caravans in Wales are available at:

http://new.wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/headlines/housing-2007/hdw200704111/?lang=en

The 2001 Census identified 93,844 households in England and Wales living in a caravan or other mobile or temporary structure, in an unshared dwelling.