Homelessness

Wales written question – answered on 19th January 2005.

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Photo of Caroline Spelman Caroline Spelman Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many homeless households on average were in (a) temporary accommodation and (b) bed and breakfast accommodation in Wales in each year from 1990–91 to the establishment of the National Assembly for Wales.

Photo of Don Touhig Don Touhig Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Wales), Department for Constitutional Affairs, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs) (also in Wales Office)

The information requested is shown in the following table.

Homeless households accommodated temporarily on31 December (1)(2)
Bed and breakfast All types of temporary accommodation
1990(3) 141 1,011
1991 242 1,214
1992 248 1,032
1993(4) 108 764
1994 64 611
1995 62 548
1996 86 509
1997 78 692
1998 69 846
1999 69 850

(1) 1990–96 data relate to the period when cases of homelessness were dealt with under the Housing Act 1985

(2) From 1997 onwards cases are dealt with under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996. Households found to be eligible unintentionally homeless and in priority need.

(3) Figures exclude the estimated 2,000 households made homeless in Colwyn as a result of the major flooding incident in February 1990, for whom no breakdown by action of local authority is available.

(4) Figures exclude the estimated 237 households made homeless in Aberconwy as a result of the flooding incident in Llandudno during June 1993, for whom no breakdown by action of local authority is available

Source:

Welsh Office/Welsh Assembly WHO12 returns number

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