§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his estimate of the total number of persons or families who were homeless on 23rd November 1972; how many of these are now accommodated in half-way houses or council resettlement camps; and whether they receive such accommodation rent free.
§ Mr. Dean
The latest information on the number of families living in temporary accommodation provided by local authority social services departments in England was provided in my reply to the 175W hon. Member's Question on 9th November. A breakdown of the figure given is not available.—[Vol. 845, c. 253–4.]
Local authorities normally charge for accommodation they provide.