To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many persons were accepted as homeless under the provisions of the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977 and part III of the Housing Act 1985 in Barrow-in-Furness in each year since 1978.
The information for 1978 is contained in edition No. 52, table 12 of "Local Housing Statistics: England and Wales", a copy of which is available in the Library. For the other years, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Angus, East (Mr. Welsh) on 17 June 1992, Official Report, columns 569–70.