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Housing: Children

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 6th June 2007.

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Photo of Sarah Teather Sarah Teather Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many children were registered as living in (a) temporary accommodation, (b) non-decent accommodation and (c) overcrowded accommodation in each London borough in each year since 1997.

Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning)

pursuant to the reply, 18 May 2007, Official Report, c. 978-79W

Information on children in temporary accommodation is only available from 2004. Figures for local authorities in London are provided in table 1.

Table 1: number of children in temporary accomodation( 1) on 31 December 2004-06: by London local authority
Local authority 2004 2005 2006
Barking and Dagenham 589 614 958
Barnet (2) (2) (2)
Bexley 632 598 612
Brent 7087 6,742 5,933
Bromley (2) (2) 1,271
Camden 2,438 2,703 2,319
City of London 54 0 28
Croydon 5,006 4,325 3,547
Ealing (2) 3,640 3,362
Enfield 6,649 6,890 (2)
Greenwich 523 842 963
Hackney 3,165 3,155 2,900
Hammersmith and Fulham 2,649 2,767 2,786
Haringey (2) (2) (2)
Harrow 2,526 2,373 2,298
Havering 802 1,013 675
Hillingdon 3,394 2,552 2,482
Hounslow (2) (2) (2)
Islington (2) (2) (2)
Kensington and Chelsea (2) (2) 346
Kingston upon Thames (2) (2) (2)
Lambeth 2,068 2,450 2,970
Lewisham 1,931 2,445 2,740
Merton 195 108 87
Newham (2) (2) (2)
Redbridge (2) (2) (2)
Richmond upon Thames 545 582 496
Southwark 680 1,016 1,352
Sutton 699 765 656
Tower Hamlets 4,918 4,469 3,963
Waltham Forest 2,189 3,924 4,290
Wandsworth 2,012 1,863 1,587
Westminster (2) (2) (2)
(1) Households in temporary accommodation (excluding applicants recorded as homeless at home) on the last day of the quarter, as arranged by a local housing authority as a discharge of their statutory homelessness functions.

(2) Local authority did not report.

Source:

PIE quarterly returns

Estimates of the number of children living in non-decent or in overcrowded homes in each of the London boroughs is not available.

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