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Homelessness: Soup Runs

Volume 690: debated on Tuesday 13 March 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answers by Baroness Andrews on 8 February (WA 160), whether in conjunction with Westminster City Council they have approached those providing nightly soup runs in Howick Place in order to ask them to desist; if so, when those discussions took place and with whom; and whether any target date has been set for the cessation of this practice. [HL2467]

The Government have made no approach to the voluntary sector organisations that undertake soup runs in Howick Place. I understand that Westminster City Council is in discussion with those providers.