HC Deb 17 December 1986 vol 107 c564W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many of the people in the United Kingdom who received supplementary benefit in the latest year for which statistics are available were of no fixed abode.

Mr. Lyell

Separate statistical information on the number of claimants without accommodation is not maintained for Great Britain and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Separate information is also not routinely maintained for Northern Ireland but a count in May 1986 showed 1,285 people claiming as having no accommodation.