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Gypsies and Travellers

Volume 705: debated on Wednesday 19 November 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many pitches there were on local authority Gypsy and Traveller sites in England and Wales in May 1997; and how many there were on the latest date for which figures are available. [HL6333]

In January 1997, the biannual count of Gypsy and Traveller caravans found that there were 5,438 pitches on local authority sites in England, accommodating 6,324 caravans. In January 2008, there were 4,902 pitches on local authority sites accommodating 6,696 caravans.

The Welsh Assembly Government are responsible for the caravan count in Wales.