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Mobile Homes: Coastal Areas

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) for what reasons information on the number of (a) permanent caravans, (b) holiday caravans and (c) houses of multiple occupation in the catchment area of each principal seaside town in England is not held or available centrally; (244409)

(2) with reference to the answer of 20 November 2008, Official Report, column 771W, on mobile homes: coastal areas, what consideration she has made of the merits of collecting such information centrally; and if she will make it her policy to collect such information.

It is the policy of Communities and Local Government to reduce local authority burdens in the collection of data. The Department sees no merit in collecting information on the number of mobile homes in coastal areas.