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Housing: Mobile Homes

Volume 689: debated on Thursday 1 March 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they will bring forward amendments to the Mobile Homes Act 1983 to eliminate the incompatibility of the present arrangements with the European Convention on Human Rights as found by the European Court of Human Rights in Connors v UK. [HL2161]

Following the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Connors v United Kingdom, the Government are seeking a legislative opportunity to improve the security of tenure of Gypsies and Travellers on local authority sites, to prevent residents on these sites from being evicted without good cause.