HC Deb 21 February 1972 vol 831 c213W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish quarterly the statistics he collects concerning homelessness and applications for temporary accommodation.

Mr. Dean

I am not satisfied that these statistics are adequate or reliable and I look to the Working Party on the Greve Report for advice on the principles on which they should be revised. In these circumstances I see no advantage in more frequent publication of the existing statistics.