HC Deb 23 June 1982 vol 26 cc135-6W
44. Mr. Russell Johnston

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received following the publication of the review of the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act.

Sir George Young

A number of representations have been received from hon. Members and from voluntary and other bodies about the decision not to extend the priority need categories under the Act, and about the attitude of some authorities towards their duties under the Act. One local authority has written about the proposed amendment of the code of guidance.