HC Deb 23 July 1975 vol 896 cc224-5W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what guidance he has given to local authorities on the standard and type of provision of emergency accommodation for the homeless.

Mr. Armstrong

Guidance on standards has been given over the years for the kind of accommodation the hon. Member seems to have in mind. But homeless people are not a homogeneous group and their needs vary widely. We are, therefore, asking local authorities and housing associations increasingly to use for homeless people a variety of accommodation.