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Homelessness: Cumbria

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her most recent estimate is of the number of people sleeping rough in (a) Penrith and (b) Cumbria. (126861)

The Government have published an estimate of the number of rough sleepers in England each year since 1998. At that time the Prime Minister introduced a target to achieve a two thirds reduction in the numbers of those sleeping rough by 2002 from 1,850. The target was achieved in 2001 and is being sustained.

The National Estimate publishes figures on a local authority basis. Penrith is covered by Eden district council who recorded 0 rough sleepers in 2006. Cumbria recorded four rough sleepers.