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Sleeping Rough: York

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people she estimates were sleeping rough in York in (a) winter and (b) summer in each of the last 15 years. (257831)

Annual rough sleeping figures for York have been collected since 1998. The figures are based on local authority street counts and estimates where a street count did not take place.

Number of rough sleepers in York

1998

12

1999

18

2000

6

2001

2002

3

2003

3

2004

5

2005

1

2006

2

2007

8

2008

8