HC Deb 28 July 1982 vol 28 c602W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many people were housed under the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977 in the latest year for which figures are available; how many of these were single people aged 21 or under; and, of these, what percentage were housed because of pregnancy and what percentage because of vulnerability and other reasons.

Sir George Young

In the 12 months July 1980 to June 1981, local authorities in England accepted responsibility for securing accommodation for 68,000 homeless households. Information on the proportion of single people accepted is not available in the form requested. However, in the first three quarters of 1980 about 2 per cent. of accepted households were single pregnant persons aged 19 or less.