Homeless Young People — [John Robertson in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:30 pm on 21st January 2015.

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Photo of Alan Beith Alan Beith Chair, Justice Committee, Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons), Chair, Liaison Committee (Commons), Chair, National Policy Statements Sub-Committee, Chair, Justice Committee 2:30 pm, 21st January 2015

Is my hon. Friend aware that, although ring-fencing is not something that we generally encourage, its removal had quite a significant effect in Northumberland, for example in the move from block-booking supported accommodation from providers to spot-purchase? That is difficult for charities such as Gallery Youth and Berwick Youth Project to cope with.