Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of Mark Hendrick Mark Hendrick Labour/Co-operative, Preston

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding his Department has made available for the provision of women's sanitary products, razors, shaving foam and other hygiene products for homeless shelters in (a) Preston constituency (b) the rest of Lancashire (c) Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and (d) the rest of the UK in each of the last three years.

Photo of Marcus Jones Marcus Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)

It is for hostels to determine what services are required to meet the needs of their clients, including homeless women. We do not collect this data centrally. Hostels receive funding to deliver their services through a variety of sources, including local authorities.

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