HC Deb 11 March 1997 vol 292 cc148-9

Mr. Andrew Welsh, supported by Mr. John McAllion, Mr. James Wallace, Ms Roseanna Cunningham, Mrs. Maria Fyfe and Mr. David Marshall, presented a Bill to make provision about single homeless persons in Scotland; to make reforms of the laws on homelessness, social security and housing benefits; to set up a National Hostels Inspectorate and national standards for care; to make amendments to the Representation of the People Act; to give additional duties to General Practitioners; to amend the duties and powers of local authorities relating to young people in care; to cede to the European Union competence over specific matters relating to housing and homelessness; to outlaw discrimination on the grounds of homelessness; and related matters: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 2 May, and to be printed [Bill 133].