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Homeless Persons

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 30 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the number of homeless persons in the Greater London area.

Statistics are available only in respect of the number of homeless households for which local authorities accept a responsibility to secure accomodation under the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977. In 1981, the latest period for which figures are available, authorities in Greater London accepted a responsibility for some 18,500 such households.