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Households: Temporary Accommodation

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homeless households were in temporary accommodation in (a) each Government Office region and (b) each local authority in each year since 1997. (204520)

Information about English local authorities’ actions under homelessness legislation is collected quarterly at local authority level. Data on the number of households in temporary accommodation in each Government office region are published in the Department’s quarterly statistical release on Statutory Homelessness, at the end of each quarter.

Table 7 of the statistical release provides information on temporary accommodation by Government office region for each year from 1997 onwards. The tables from the latest release, published on 10 March 2008, have been deposited in the Library of the House and are available from our website at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/housing/xls/714966.xls

A table summarising homelessness figures for each local authority for the past 10 years, including the total number of households in temporary accommodation, is available in the Library of the House.