HC Deb 12 May 1971 vol 817 c118W
Mr. Oswald

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the latest available figures of homeless families in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, respectively.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

There is no single definition of "homeless".

Recent returns from local authorities show that the numbers of persons in temporary accommodation provided under the Social Work (Scotland) Act, 1968, were as follows:

  • Aberdeen—3.
  • Dundee—Nil.
  • Edinburgh—Nil (plus about 45 families in housing supervised by the Social Work Department).
  • Glasgow—25.

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