§ Mrs. Chalker
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will give guidance to local authorities on the appropriate measures to take in dealing with families newly arrived in Great Britain without means of support.
§ Mr. Freeson
I believe local authorities are already well aware of their responsibilities where such families are in housing need. The joint circular on homelessness (DOE 18 /74, DHSS 4 /74, WO 34/74) sets out appropriate ways in which local authorities can deal with homelessness irrespective of its cause.411W