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Travelling People

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Shipley of 22 February 2008, Official Report, column 1098W, on Travelling people, what (a) financial and (b) other support her Department has given to developing services for Gypsies and Travellers in each year since 2005. (258059)

The Department for Communities and Local Government has given no financial or logistical support to an annual conference called Developing Services for Gypsies and Travellers. An annual conference on this topic is arranged by the private sector and Ministers and officials have supported it by attending as speakers.