HC Deb 04 December 1981 vol 14 c268W
Mr. Stallard

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects to announce the results of his review of the services provided by his Department for single homeless people; and what part he intends that his Department should play in the provision of accomodation, care and social security benefits for single homeless people in the future.

Mrs. Chalker

I assume the hon. Member is referring to the proposals made by the supplementary benefits review team in 1978 for a review of various aspects of policy on people without a settled way of life. I am still considering, in the light of recent legislative changes and other developments since 1978, how best to carry forward those proposals.

In reply to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Anglesey (Mr. Best) on 20 November 1981—[Vol. 13, c. 264.]—I announced the Government's new strategy to provide alternative accommodation to replace Camberwell resettlement unit under which the Department will make funds available to housing associations, through the Housing Corporation, for them to provide new hostel bed spaces in London for people without a settled way of life.