To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many families in (a) Birmingham, Hall Green constituency and (b) the West Midlands are recorded as living in bed and breakfast accommodation; and how many such families were recorded as living in such accommodation in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011 and (iii) 2012.
The Department collects figures on the numbers of households in temporary accommodation in individual local authority areas and so those which most closely relate to the Birmingham Hall Green constituency are those for the whole area covered by Birmingham city council.
The latest figures on the number of households with dependent children or expectant mothers with no other dependent children recorded as living in bed and breakfast accommodation relate to
|Birmingham city council|
|Number of households with dependent children or expectant mothers with no other dependent children in bed and breakfast accommodation|
|As at 31 March:||Number|
|Source: PIE quarterly returns|
As outlined in the written ministerial statement of
The figures are the total numbers reported by local authorities as at each date. It is not possible from the information provided to identify individual households and so to track the number of households in bed and breakfast accommodation as at
We announced funding of nearly £2 million in June to support intensive work with seven local authorities that account for almost 50% of families in bed and breakfast over six weeks. Birmingham is one of the successful bidders and will receive £297,500 of that funding. The lessons learned will be shared with other local authorities.