HC Deb 25 May 1976 vol 912 cc108-9W
56. Mr. Whitehead

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will issue a general direction to local authorities on the proper use of reception centres and alternative accommodation.

Mr. Deakins

I prefer to await the promised legislation placing on housing authorities the responsibility for accommodation for the homeless and clarifying the related responsibilities of social services authorities. If my hon. Friend has a particular case in mind, I shall of course be willing to consider the circumstances.