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 Nicholas Winterton Nicholas Winterton , Macclesfield 12:00 am, 4th February 1987

Will my hon. Friend give a more sympathetic response to the hon. Member for Colne Valley (Mr. Wainwright) and allow a greater percentage of the capital receipts that are received by local authorities to be spent on the building of specialist accommodation, especially for single persons and the elderly, which I believe would go far towards resolving the problems of homelessness? I refer especially to the problems of Macclesfield borough council, which wishes—having abided by everything that successive Governments have asked it to do—to spend money that it has in the hank on the sort of housing that is required in the area for which it is responsible.