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Homelessness: Coventry

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were recorded as sleeping rough in Coventry in 2008-09. (319468)

[holding answer 2 March 2010]: Annual rough sleeping figures have been collected since 1998. The last street count in Coventry found four rough sleepers in 2009.

We have reduced rough sleeping by 75 per cent. since 1998. Our national baseline was 1,850 in 1998 and the latest headline figure based on local authority rough sleeper counts was 464 for 2009.