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Homeless Persons

Volume 83: debated on Friday 19 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if Her Majesty's Government will make additional financial support available to local authorities to assist them in housing those single homeless young people who are currently affected by the social security board and lodgings regulations.

My right hon. Friend is looking at a range of measures—including some with financial implications—which might help to relieve homelessness generally and from which young people among others would stand to benefit. Our conclusions will be announced shortly.