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Bed-And-Breakfast Accommodation

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what discussions he is having with leaders of London borough councils to reduce the number of people from their area who are at present living in bed-and-breakfast accommodation; and if he will make a statement.

It is for local authorities to decide how to meet their duties under part III of the Housing Act 1985. Additional resources of £13·6 million were recently allocated to London authorities to help them reduce their recourse to bed and breakfast.