HC Deb 08 February 1951 vol 483 c240W
Miss Hornsby-Smith

asked the Minister of Health how many families are being accommodated by county and county borough authorities in emergency centres for the homeless.

Mr. Marquand

The number of persons resident on the night of 1st January, 1951, in temporary accommodation provided under Section 21 (1) (b) of the National Assistance Act was about 5,870.