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Temporary Accommodation

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 20 January 2009

25. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households are in temporary accommodation. (248963)

As at 30 September 2008 there were 72,130 households in temporary accommodation. This is 13 per cent. lower than at the same time last year. The number of households in temporary accommodation has now fallen for 12 consecutive quarters and is 29 per cent. lower than the peak of 2004.