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Government strengthens councils’ hand in Gypsy evictions

Title
Government strengthens councils’ hand in Gypsy evictions
Genre
Interview
TX Date
18 Aug 1992
Year of production
1992
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Duration
00:02:27
Description
Paul Rowley interviews Government minister Sir George Young about legislation to help councils evict Gypsies and Travellers from unauthorised stopping places. Young attempts to justify the Government’s stance by reference to an increase in the number of state-provided pitches (of which there are not enough) since 1965.
Contributors
George Young; Paul Rowley
Keywords
Legislation; Local authorities; Government; Crime; Law; Housing; Homelessness; Housing needs; Gypsies; Planning permission; Travellers; New Age Travellers; Trespass; Eviction (land)

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