Rough Sleeping

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at on 24 February 2020.

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Labour, Nottingham South

Today, it has been reported that the problem of rough sleepers seeking shelter in bins has surged in the last five years, and according to the Health and Safety Executive, at least seven people have been killed after being accidentally tipped into bin lorries. The waste company, Biffa, recorded 109 near misses in the six months up to December. It is shocking that anyone should be so desperate that they would seek refuge in a bin. What is the Secretary of State doing to prevent these shocking statistics?