Bed and breakfast Accommodation

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th February 1987.

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Photo of Mr John Patten Mr John Patten , Oxford West and Abingdon 12:00 am, 4th February 1987

Local authorities will always need temporary accommodation to house people while they consider whether to accept them as homeless. It is something that will always be with us under any form of council control. I think that the hon. Gentleman should do more to welcome the substantial increase in provision for the homeless that has been made available by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State's allocation of more money to the Housing Corporation so that further accommodation can be built for the homeless.