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Homeless Persons

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what was the number of homeless households housed as secure tenants as a proportion of all new households housed as secure tenants by local authorities in (a) Greater London, (b) metropolitan

Homeless households† housed as secure tenants by local authorities
Greater LondonMetropolitan districtsNon-metropolitan districtsEngland
percentage of all new secure tenancies
1978–79*2591414
1979–80*30101315
1980–8127121516
1981–8229121517
1982–8333141618
1983–8438151518
1984–8544171620
thousand new secure tenancies
1984–85
homeless households13·714·018·646·4
all31·181·4116·1228·7
* Excluding lettings by the GLC which made no return: the corresponding percentages for 1980–81 would be 31 per cent. for Greater London and 16 per cent. for England.
† Households accepted as homeless and in priority need.