§ Sir George Young
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the following information in respect of gipsy caravan sites operated by each London borough: (i) name of borough, (ii) area of site, (iii) number of pitches, (iv) capital cost of (a) land and (b) works, (v) estimated annual running costs, including debt charges in the latest available year, and (vi) whether the site is permanent or temporary; how many boroughs have been exempted from the provisions of the Caravan Sites Act; and how many are still seeking exemption.
§ Mr. John Silkin
22 London boroughs have each provided one official gipsy site, either permanent or temporary pending permanent provision. The details are set out below. Information about the114W areas of the sites and their capital and running costs is not available. No London borough has been granted exemption from the duty to provide accommodation and no application for exemption is currently under consideration by the Secretary of State.
OFFICIAL GIPSY SITES PROVIDED IN GREATER LONDON London Borough No. of Pitches Permanent (P) or Temporary (T) Barking … 16 P Barnet … 12 T Bexley … 15 P Bromley … 12 P Croydon … 15 P Ealing … 16 T Enfield … 15 P Greenwich … 54 P Hammersmith … 10 T Harrow … 15 P Havering … 16 P Hillingdon … 22 T Hounslow … 15 T Kensington and Chelsea … 10 T Kingston upon Thames … 15 T Lewisham … 15 T Merton … 15 P Newham … 14 P Redbridge … 16 P Richmond upon Thames … 16 P Sutton … 15 P Waltham Forest … 16 P