Bed-and-breakfast Accommodation

Transport, Local Government and the Regions written question – answered on 20th July 2001.

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Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson Conservative, Henley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many homeless people were accepted into bed-and-breakfast accommodation in (a) south Oxfordshire and (b) England in each of the last five years.

Photo of Sally Keeble Sally Keeble Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions

Information reported by South Oxfordshire district council on the number of households resident in bed-and-breakfast hotels under statutory homelessness provisions on 31 March in each of the last five years is given in the table:

Homeless households resident in bed and breakfast accommodation(11) as at 31 March
South Oxfordshire England
1997 33 4,100
1998 55 4,990
1999 28 7,460
2000 25 8,700
2001 47 10,830

(11) Includes households accommodated pending completion of inquiries by the local authorities.

Source:

DETR P1(E) housing return (quarterly)

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