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Homelessness

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many households in (a) Upper Bann, (b) Portadown, (c) Lurgan, (d) Banbridge and (e) Northern Ireland have presented to the Housing Executive as homeless in each of the last three years; and how many of them have been accepted as full duty cases in that time. (95602)

The information is not held by constituency and is not therefore available in the form requested. The number of applicants presenting, and accepted, as homeless for the Housing Executive district office areas of Portadown, Banbridge, Lurgan and Northern Ireland as a whole, for the last three financial years, is as follows:

Presenters

Acceptances

2003-04

Portadown

328

82

Lurgan

305

84

Banbridge

332

137

Northern Ireland

17,150

8,954

2004-05

Portadown

369

120

Lurgan

349

122

Banbridge

343

134

Northern Ireland

17,362

8,470

2005-06

Portadown

326

114

Lurgan

424

136

Banbridge

445

156

Northern Ireland

20,121

9,749

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many households in (a) Upper Bann, (b) Portadown, (c) Lurgan, (d) Banbridge and (e) Northern Ireland have been homeless for a minimum of (i) three months, (ii) six months, (iii) nine months and (iv) one year in each of the last three years. (95603)

The information is not held by parliamentary constituency and is not therefore available in the form requested. The most up to date available figures, by Housing Executive district office, is as follows:

As at 31 March

> 3 months1

> 6 months1

> 9 months1

> 1 year1

2004

Banbridge

42

30

25

21

Lurgan

41

27

17

11

Portadown

18

14

7

3

Northern Ireland

4,876

4,003

3,244

2,579

2005

Banbridge

58

49

39

29

Lurgan

53

37

29

21

Portadown

42

31

18

18

Northern Ireland

5,959

4,995

4,080

3,339

2006

Banbridge

108

86

72

59

Lurgan

65

48

33

25

Portadown

35

26

17

13

Northern Ireland

7,370

6,309

5,203

4,252

1 All figures are mutually inclusive.