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Homelessness

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

11. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the merits of using privately rented accommodation for housing homeless people. (188694)

We have commissioned an independent review of the private rented sector which includes looking at the sector’s role in meeting housing need and what can be done to ensure it is effectively managed. Over 200 local authorities use rent deposit schemes as a successful homelessness prevention measure.