HC Deb 13 June 1984 vol 61 c500W
55. Mr. Cohen

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many people applied to be treated as homeless; and how many were accepted as being homeless in the financial year 1983–84.

Sir George Young

This information is not available. However, the number of households about whom inquiries were completed by local authorities under the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977 and the number accepted as homeless in the first half of the calendar year 1983 were 80,500 and 38,720 respectively as announced earlier. Figures for the second half are expected to become available shortly and will be included in the statistics on homelessness of which copies will be placed in the library.