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Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 29th April 2004.

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Photo of Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list, for each housing authority, for the years (a) 1997, (b) 2000 and (c) 2003 the number of (i) adult homeless people, (ii) child homeless and (iii) residents in bed and breakfast accommodation.

Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Regeneration and Regional Developement)

Available information, as reported by local authorities in England, has been made available in the Library of the House. Data collected on homelessness is in respect of households, rather than persons, although broad estimates of the number of dependent children within households accepted as eligible for assistance, unintentionally homeless and in "priority need" can be derived from the information supplied by local authorities. Snapshot information about numbers of households in various forms of temporary accommodation, including bed and breakfast style accommodation, represents the position on the last day of each quarter.

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