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Homeless Persons (Housing)

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the type of accommodation last resided in by persons presenting themselves for duty under the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act for each year since 1977.

I refer the hon. Member to the document " Homeless Households Reported by Local Authorities in England "; giving statistics for 1978 and the first half of 1979 which was published by my Department and is available in the Library of the House.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many (a) families and (b) persons were admitted to temporary accommodation before 1975 or accepted as homeless by the local authority since 1975 for each year sine; 1970.

I refer the hon. Member to the series of documents " Homeless Households Reported by Local Authorities in England", giving statistics from 1975 to the first half of 1979 and a summary of earlier years which were published by my Department and are available in the Library. The bases on which the statistics were compiled changed twice during the period referred to and direct comparisons between the figures quoted cannot be made.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the number of (a) families and (b) persons who applied to local authorities as homeless for each year since 1970.

No statistics on the total number of applications to local

Net rate revenue expenditure*per headGrants (‡) as a percentage of net expenditure*
£%
Suffolk25458
East Anglian region26257
England and Wales31959
Notes
* Net of local income from sales, fees and charges and rents.
† Local authorities' original budgets for expenditure for 1979/80.
‡Rate Support Grant (RSG) plus RSG specific and supplementary grants paid in support of expenditure in column 1.
The remainder of this net expenditure not met by central government grants is met from local rstes and balances.