§ Mr. John Fraser
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many families were placed in bed-and-breakfast type accommodation for homeless people in 1985 in Greater London.
§ Sir George Young
My Department collects front local authorities only figures of homeless households resident in bed-and-breakfast accommodation at the end of each quarter; this information is published regularly and is placed in the Library. As at 31 December 1985, there were 2,960 households resident in bed-and-breakfast accommodation in Greater London. Some information about households placed in such accommodation during the financial year 1984–85 is contained in "Homelessness Statistics, 1984–85 Actuals" published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.