HC Deb 30 October 1985 vol 84 c520W
20. Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he will take to stimulate the availability of low-cost related accommodation for young tenants.

Sir George Young

We have encouraged local authorities to concentrate their resources on those in special need, a category which includes homeless young people at risk of sexual or finanical exploitation. In addition, the Housing Corporation's programme for 1985–86 includes £550 million for expenditure on providing fair rent and hostel accommodation, and many young people will be among those benefiting from that expenditure.