asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many families were in bed-and-breakfast accommodation in each borough in London in March 1987; and what are the equivalent figures for 1986 and 1985 respectively.
The statistical publication "Local authorities' action under the homelessness provisions of the 1985 Housing Act: England—Results for the fourth quarter 1986", which is to be published on 10 April, will include in table 7 the numbers, reported to this Department by the boroughs, of the households in bed-and-breakfast accommodation at the end of December: copy will be placed in the Library.Figures for December 1984 and December 1985 appear in corresponding publications for the second half of 1984 and the fourth quarter of 1985, respectively: these are available in the Library. Since publication of those reports, the following late returns have been received:
- Brent—677 December 1984
- Lambeth—98 December 1984 and 173 December 1985
- Merton—7 December 1985
In addition, the number at December 1985 for Haringey has been revised to 195.