HC Deb 30 November 1972 vol 847 c209W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in view of the Simon Community Trust Report on homelessness in London, a copy of which is in his possession, which points out the problems confronting the London Borough of Newham on homelessness, why he will not seek powers to prevent further people entering "red" areas until they have received the approval of the local borough council.

Mr. Lane

I do not consider that such powers would be right in principle or enforceable in practice.

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