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Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 17th June 2019.

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Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Labour, Houghton and Sunderland South

I join the Secretary of State in his comments.

Rough sleeping is the very visible sign of the levels of suffering and failure that we see in our housing and social security systems. According to the Government’s own figures, rough sleeping has increased by 165% since the end of the last Labour Government. Does the Secretary of State accept that this is just not good enough—that we need to do much more? What is he doing to tackle this scourge?