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Wet Shelters

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many wet shelters he proposes building in the next two years in (a) England and Wales and (b) Greater London.

The Government are initially making funds available to voluntary organisations to assist in the experimental provision of simple overnight shelters for people who are likely otherwise to be charged with drunkenness offences. The number and location of these shelters has not yet been finally settled but we are aiming to establish three of them in areas, I hope including London, where there is already a range of other facilities which can be made available to those passing through them. The shelters will not require new building; it is planned to provide them in existing accommodation.