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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 532: debated on Tuesday 13 September 2011

Ministerial Correction

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Communities and Local Government

Travellers

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate his Department has made of the number of unauthorised Traveller sites in (a) each local authority area and (b) England (i) in each of the last five years and (ii) since May 2010.

[Official Report, 8 September 2011, Vol. 532, c. 752W.]

Letter of correction from Andrew Stunell:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the right hon. Member for Don Valley (Caroline Flint) on 8 September 2011. The error occurred in the figures given for January 2009, January 2010 and January 2011.

The full answer given was as follows: (70552)

The “Count of Gypsy and Traveller Caravans” undertaken bi-annually by local authorities in England and collated by my Department collects data on the number of caravans on unauthorised sites in England. It does not provide data on the number of unauthorised sites. Information on the number of caravans on unauthorised sites in England and by local authority area for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 is available in the Library of the House.

Figures from the “Count of Gypsy and Traveller Caravans” for the past five years indicate a downward trend on unauthorised caravans.

Number

January

2007

3,797

2008

3,680

2009

841

2010

896

2011

695

The correct answer should have been:

The “Count of Gypsy and Traveller Caravans” undertaken bi-annually by local authorities in England and collated by my Department collects data on the number of caravans on unauthorised sites in England. It does not provide data on the number of unauthorised sites. Information on the number of caravans on unauthorised sites in England and by local authority area for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 is available in the Library of the House.

Figures from the “Count of Gypsy and Traveller Caravans” for the past five years indicate a downward trend on unauthorised caravans.

Number

January

2007

3,797

2008

3,680

2009

3,628

2010

3,619

2011

3,109