11th September 2017
LETTER SENT TODAY TO MANY MPs
The Park Home Owners JUSTICE Campaign
President: Lord Graham of
APPG (all party parliamentary group) on Park Homes to elect Officers
and Re-Register the group in the new Parliament.
Meeting to he held on September 13th at 9.30am in Room U Portcullis House
As a Member of Parliament may I respectfully ask that - if your diary allows and you have an interest in Park Homes - that you attend the above meeting in Portcullis House.
The JUSTICE Campaign writes to you as many residents are aware that the Industries Trade Body the BH@HPA (British Holiday and Home Park Association) were the secretariat of the APPG on Park Homes and have voiced their utter dismay that they should again been appointed as secretariat and continue to host a website for the APPG.
I have spoken to several MPs about their worries and have been told that it is only parliamentarians who have the right to vote for the officers and secretariat of the APPG for Park Homes. As park home residents we consider that using the Industries trade body - the BH & HPA as the secretariat of the APPG and allowing the APPG web site to be housed under the banner of the BH & HPA from their offices is totally wrong.
The BH & HPA are a guest organisation like our JUSTICE Campaign, NCC, IPHAS and NAPHR and I have been reliably informed that if they are again voted as the secretariat, this must be declared as their Director General is a paid employee of the BH & HPA when presumably undertaking work for the APPG for park homes.
Park home residents feel strongly that in the interests of fairness and transparency the secretariat should be totally independent from the guest groups (of apposing sides) who should not be considered for this position or any working role - but should be done by an independent and transparent source thus avoiding the possibility of any benefit for their own organisation. Therefore, on behalf of the many park home residents that have contacted me, may I respectfully ask you to consider this if you should attend.
May I also request that if you have Park Home Residents in your constituency that you consider joining this very worthwhile group.
With every good wish
On the following link, Park Home Residents can read the minutes and draft minutes of the APPG meetings. You will see from my letter to Mr. Chope (below) that I have not agreed the 13th March 2017 Draft Minutes. I believe that it is important for all park home residents that what the Minister actually said regarding the 10% commission charge is accurately documented for future reference and I have asked for the minutes to be altered accordingly.
INFORMATION FOR ALL PARK HOME RESIDENTS
Dear Mr. Chope
Reference: APPG on Park Homes. Draft minutes of the meeting held on the 13th March 2017
Thank you for the draft minutes, however I feel they have not adequately covered certain topics of importance that were said by the Minister and myself.
At the end of the Minister's address to the meeting, he said "I will not be reviewing the 10%" which is not included in the minutes.
- I then referred the Minister to the Hansard quotation of the debate on the 30th October 2014 when all MP's unanimously voted for an independent and transparent review of the 10% commission charge. (not included in the minutes.)
The remainder of what I said is quoted (a little out of context) in para 8 on page 5 of the minutes.
Following my reference to the Minister of Hansard. The Minister said that "He would reconsider" (not included in the minutes.)
As I know you will be aware from the rally and presentation to Downing Street that you attended, it is most important to thousands of park home residents that this reference by the Minister of his reconsideration of the 10% review is documented.
May I ask if you would kindly have the minutes altered to show exactly what the Minister said on this topic.
With best wishes