§ Mr. Chris Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) whether his Department has any information as to the number of persons who applied to local authorities for rehousing under the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977 as a result of homelessness arising from the breakdown of a relationship between a man and a woman living together, either married or cohabiting, in 1981–82 and 1982–83 respectively; how many of these persons were accepted for rehousing by local authorities; and how many of these persons qualified in the first instance as being vulnerable under the terms of the Act;
(2) what number and proportion of (a) those applying for local authority accommodation under the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977, and (b) those accepted by local authorities for rehousing under this Act, were rendered homeless in the first instance as a result of the breakdown in relationship between man and woman living together, whether married or cohabiting, in 1981–82 and 1982–83, respectively
§ Sir George Young
The figures requested for households for which local authorities have accepted responsibility for securing accommodation are published half-yearly. Copies are in the House of Commons Library. The other information requested is not available.