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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 8:43 pm on 10th July 1990.

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Photo of Mr Robin Maxwell-Hyslop Mr Robin Maxwell-Hyslop , Tiverton 8:43 pm, 10th July 1990

I think that we are in agreement, not in disagreement. My right hon. Friend has raised another problem—that of a sudden arrival.

I was talking of resources. If the resources do not exist, the problem is still worse. But in some areas the arrival of travellers' children is seasonal and predictable. If their arrival is not predictable, the position is even worse. But if the arrival is predictable, the resources should be made available to deal with them. Those resources should not be on the normal capitation basis, because many of those children need teaching on a one-to-one basis.