§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the number of homeless families in Greater London for each year since 1964.
§ Mr. Dean
The number of families in temporary accommodation in Greater London at 31st December in each year since 1966, the first year for which statistics are available, was as follows:
During 1972 a number of London boroughs transferred responsibility for the temporary accommodation of homeless families from social services departments to housing departments. Families living in accommodation provided by housing departments are not included in these figures.294W
1966 1,594 1967 1,753 1968 2,029 1969 2,359 1970 2,820 1971 3,256 1972 1,976