Communities and Local Government
Karen Buck (Westminster North, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) actual and (b) percentage change in the number of (i) homelessness applications, (ii) homelessness acceptances and (iii) households in bed and breakfast accommodation was in each English local authority area between May 2010 and the most recent month for which figures are available.
Grant Shapps (The Minister for Housing; Welwyn Hatfield, Conservative)
I recently announced additional funding of £70 million this year to tackle and prevent rough sleeping and prevent repossessions. This comes on top of the existing £400 million homelessness grant this Government has protected over the next four years.