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Housing Accommodation (Young Tenants)

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 30 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he will take to stimulate the availability of low-cost related accommodation for young tenants.

We have encouraged local authorities to concentrate their resources on those in special need, a category which includes homeless young people at risk of sexual or finanical exploitation. In addition, the Housing Corporation's programme for 1985–86 includes £550 million for expenditure on providing fair rent and hostel accommodation, and many young people will be among those benefiting from that expenditure.