asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what advice he has given to local authorities on the housing of the homeless, and the practice of providing bed and breakfast accommodation; if he is satisfied with the response; and if he will make a statement.
My hon. Friend will be aware of the extensive advice in the joint circular of February last year—DOE Circular 18/74. My right hon. Friend proposes to issue further guidance to authorities about more satisfactory provision for the homeless.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will give further guidance to local authorities as to the definition of "the homeless" referred to in paragraph 30 C of Circular 70/74.
Local authorities have already been given guidance in the joint circular on homelessness—DOE Circular 18/74—of February last year.