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Homelessness: Rough Sleepers

Volume 711: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many rough sleepers were estimated to be in the Greater London area in (a) 2000, (b) 2005, (c) 2007, and (d) 2008; and how those figures were obtained. [HL4129]

Annual rough sleeping figures for London are based on local authority street counts and estimates where street counts did not take place. Number of rough sleepers in London:

2000—546;

2005—221;

2007—248; and

2008—238.