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Sleeping Rough

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her most recent estimate is of the number of rough sleepers. (206467)

The 2007 national estimate of the number of rough sleepers in England showed 498 people sleeping rough on any single night, a 73 per cent. reduction on the 1998 baseline. The estimate is based on the results of local authority street counts in those areas where a known, or suspected, rough sleeping problem has been identified.