§ 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:
- Edinburgh—Nil (plus about 45 families in housing supervised by the Social Work Department).