HC Deb 16 January 1945 vol 407 c68W
Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Minister of Health whether he can state the number of persons who sleep at nights in underground stations and tunnels in the Metropolitan area; and how many of that number are homeless.

Mr. Willink

About 25,000. I regret that I cannot give the number who are homeless as the result of enemy action, but this is not substantial. The shelterers' circumstances are generally well known to the shelter wardens, who advise those who have been made homeless what to do to benefit by the rehousing and other services provided for them.