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Homelessness

Volume 116: debated on Tuesday 12 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has as to the number of homeless people in Coventry, the west midlands and nationally at the latest available date, in 1983 and in 1979, respectively.

Local authorities reported accepting responsibility for securing accommodation for the following numbers of households during the years 1979, 1983 and 1986:

YearCoventryWest Midlands RegionEngland
19791516,41057,200
19833589,34078,240
198639711,780102,980
The figures for 1979 are not directly comparable to those for 1983 and 1986, because of a change in the method of reporting.