§ Mr. Parry
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many homeless people were housed by local authorities under the provisions of the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977 in each of the past three years.
§ Mr. Tracey
The following table gives the totals of secure and non-secure tenancies in local authority dwellings, lettings under the national mobility scheme, and nominations to housing association and new town tenancies for homeless households in the priority need categories:
Numbers 1983–84 52,200 1984–85 56,800 1985–86 66,200
The remaining households accepted by local authorities as homeless in these years were of course, also found some kind of accommodation.