HC Deb 08 February 1973 vol 850 cc177-8W
Mr. O'Halloran

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT the number of families which are now living in temporary accommodation, borough by borough in the greater London area.

Mr. Dean

I have been asked to reply.

The number of families living in temporary accommodation provided by social services departments at 30th September 1972, the latest date for which figures are available, was as follows:

Inner London
Camden 140
Hackney 65
Hammersmith 19
Kensington and Chelsea 80
Lambeth 10
Southwark 179
Tower Hamlets 133
Wandsworth 95
City of Westminster 131
Outer London
Barking 11
Barnet 67
Bexley 78
Bromley 44
Croydon 212
Ealing 110
Enfield 5
Haringey 171
Harrow 13
Havering 6
Hillingdon 27
Hounslow 165
Kingston upon Thames 16
Newham 37
Redbridge 11
Sutton 44
Waltham Forest 15

In addition some London boroughs were at that date providing accommodation for homeless families through their housing departments, as recommended in the joint working party reports on homelessness in London and endorsed by the London Boroughs Association.

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