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(1) how much each London local authority spent on homelessness in each year since 2009-10;
(2) what estimate he has made of the gross expenditure by local authorities on homelessness in each English region in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12 and (d) 2012-13;
(3) what estimate he has made of the gross cost to local authorities in each English region of temporary accommodation in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11, (c) 2011-12 and (d) 2012-13;
(4) what estimate he has made of the likely gross cost to local authorities in each English region of (a) homelessness and (b) temporary accommodation in 2013-14;
(5) what the gross expenditure was in each London local authority from the General Fund on homelessness in each year from 2009-10 to 2012-13;
(6) what the gross expenditure was in each London local authority on temporary accommodation in each year from 2009-10 to 2012-13.
Figures showing local authority expenditure on homelessness and temporary accommodation can be found online:
My Department does not produce statistics by the former Government office regions.
Net current expenditure on homelessness by local authorities in England was £298 million in 2009-10, £343 million in 2010-11, £305 million in 2011-12 and £342 million in 2012-13. This covers expenditure on temporary accommodation, homelessness prevention, homelessness support and administration.
Homelessness is lower now than in 27 of the last 30 years. We have retained a strong homelessness safety net protected in law, supported by £470 million of funding (over and above general grant to local authorities) in the current spending review to prevent and tackle homelessness, rough sleeping and repossessions.