§ Mr. John Patten
We are putting extra money in through housing associations and through our estates action initiative. I hope local authorities will now play their part in ending the scandal of council houses which stand empty when there are families without homes.
§ 41. Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the number of people in London who will be without shelter at Christmas.
§ Mr. Tracey
There is no comprehensive information on the number of people in London who will be without shester at Christmas and my right hon. Friend is not in a position to make estimates.