HC Deb 04 February 1985 vol 72 c449W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people living in reception centres have been rehoused by local authorities in the current year; and how this compares with the figures for each year since 1974.

Mr. Whitney

249 people living in resettlement units (formerly reception centres) were rehoused in local authority rented accommodation in the 12 months up to 20 November 1984. The only other period for which figures are available was April to November 1983 when 192 people were accommodated in this way.