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Bed-And-Breakfast Accommodation

Volume 229: debated on Friday 23 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will conduct an investigation into bed-and-breakfast establishments to assess their suitability as emergency and as long-term accommodation for the homeless in respect of cleanliness and available facilities.

It is for local housing authorities to ensure that bed-and-breakfast establishments which provide short-term accommodation for homeless people are suitable for that purpose; £7·5 million extra capital allocations were made available to authorities in December 1992 targeted on projects reducing the use of bed-and-breakfast accommodation and assisting single-parent families.