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Temporary Accommodation

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate he has made of the number of pregnant women living in temporary accommodation in each year since 1997; (316032)

(2) how many babies were born into households in temporary accommodation in each year since 1997;

(3) how many (a) children and (b) babies under 12 months old were living in temporary accommodation in each year since 1997.

Information on the number of households in temporary accommodation with dependent children and/or a pregnant woman with no other dependents is available from the end of March 2002 and information on the total number of children (or expected children) in temporary accommodation is available from the end of December 2007; this information is published in Table 6 of the Department's quarterly Statistical Release on Statutory Homelessness, available both in the Library and via the CLG website.

Information on the number of babies born in households in temporary accommodation and information on the ages of children living in temporary accommodation is not held centrally.