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Bed And Breakfast

Volume 407: debated on Thursday 19 June 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many Castle Point families were housed in bed and breakfasts (a) in each of the last five years for which figures exist and (b) on 1 April 2003. [117996]

Information reported by Castle Point District Council to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on the numbers of homeless households housed by the authority in bed and breakfast (including any hotel annexe accommodation where some or all basic facilities are shared) is as follows:

Castle Point DC: Homeless households in bed and breakfast at end of quarter
MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
1997140126
199810316
1999n/r4634n/r
200041183222
2001n/r1210n/r
2002202217n/r
20036
n/r = not reported.

Note:

Figures include households accommodated pending completion of inquiries by the local authority.

Source:

ODPM P1(E) housing returns (quarterly)

Last year the Government announced a new commitment to ensure that by March 2004 no family with children will be placed in bed and breakfast accommodation other than in an emergency, and even then for no more than six weeks. Corresponding information has been collected since March 2002, as part of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's monitoring of authorities' progress towards this target.

Castle Point DC: Homeless households with dependent children or an expectant mother in bed and breakfast at end of month

Number

Of which: resident more than six weeks

2000

March16not collected
June18not collected
September15not collected
October1615
November17n/r
December1915

2003

January2319
February1916
March63
April102
May124

Source:

ODPM quarterly PIE returns; monthly monitoring returns (since October)