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Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of (a) park homes and (b) caravans intended as holiday and temporary accommodation which are registered with local authorities. (204193)

No park homes or caravans are required to be registered with local authorities. Caravan sites (including park home sites) are required to have a site licence issued by the local authority under the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960.

We estimate there are approximately 84,000 park homes on 1,950 sites in England intended for residential use. The industry estimates there are 240,000 caravans on 3,000 sites in England intended as holiday accommodation. No estimate has been made of the number of caravans intended as temporary accommodation.