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Homelessness

Volume 168: debated on Wednesday 28 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide a table showing the number of applications to local authorities under the homeless legislation for all cases where the household was deemed to be in priority need because of vulnerability due to old age; and if he will provide this information for every available year since 1977 and for each local authority and for Scotland as a whole.

The homeless persons legislation did not come into effect until 1 April 1978. There are therefore no figures for before that date. The number of applicant households assessed by local authorities as homeless or potentially homeless, and in priority need for reasons which included a person vulnerable because of old age, for the years 1978–79 to 1988–89, are set out in the following table.

District

1978–79

1979–80

1980–81

1981–82

1982–83

1983–84

1984–85

1985–86

1986–87

1987–88

1988–89

Cunninghame20141381611121310105
Dumbarton5161351151523262824
East Kilbride105814913515758
Eastwood1
Glasgow10316312310414513110112513090112
Hamilton203112869111319101113
Inverclyde410103013111814281813
Kilmarnock and Loudoun223414711713
Kyle and Carrick3620152420244628252528
Monklands169512664712105
Motherwell141213211430101215108
Renfrew5334789208177134
Strathkelvin512233215169513713
Tayside
Angus11121086686101811
Dundee144231452315107
Perth and Kinross3034233533263453554634
Orkney Islands2

1

1

Shetland Islands362221522
Western Isles128463231522

1 Not available.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many homeless children there are in (a) Glasgow, (b) Strathclyde and (c) Scotland.