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Homeless Persons

Volume 897: debated on Monday 4 August 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish in the Official Report the number of families admitted to temporary accommodation for homeless persons in 1974, and break the total down by reason for homelessness.

In 1973, the latest year for which complete data are available, the number of homeless families admitted to temporary accommodation—by reason for application—were as follows:—

A.Action taken by landlord (other than a local authority):
(i) Court order24
(ii) Actions other than a court order14
B.Local authority action:
(i) As landlord13
(ii) Otherwise1
C.Other reasons205
Total257

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the number of persons resident in temporary accommodation for homeless persons provided under Section 21(i)(b) and 26 of the National Assistance Act 1948 and Section 1 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1963 in 1950, 1960, 1970, 1973, and 1974, in Wales.

Information is available only for certain years. The numbers of persons in temporary accommodation provided under Sections 21(i)(b) and 26 of the National Assistance Act 1948 and the Children and Young Persons Act 1963 in Wales in 1970, 1973 and 1974 were as follows:

National Assistance ActChildren and Young Persons Act
December 1970295539
March 1973312733
March 1974309847

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) complete families including the man and (b) families excluding the man were admitted into temporary accommodation for homeless families in 1950, 1960, 1970, 1973 and 1974 in Wales.

The information requested is not available in the form asked for. The numbers of families in temporary accommodation in the years 1970, 1973 and 1974 were as follows:

197019731974
(a)Families including the man1174676
(b)Families excluding the man39159150
Corresponding data for 1950, 1960 are not available.