§ Mr. Alton
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the review of the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977 in so far as it relates to (a) tightening the Code of Guidance, (b) central 342W Government subsidies to local authorities, (c) single homeless and childless couples and (d) immigrant homelessness.
§ Mr. Stanley
The general issues to which the hon. Member refers were covered by my right hon. Friend's reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Reading, North (Mr. Durant) on 13 May.—[Vol. 23, c.317–18.] A consultation paper on amendments to the code of guidance will be issued shortly.