§ Mr. David Marshall
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his estimate of the numbers of homeless persons in (a) Shettleston constituency, (b) Glasgow district, (c) Strathclyde region and (d) Scotland.
§ Mr. Ancram
Estimates of the numbers of homeless persons are not available. The figures below show the numbers of households that applied under the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977 and were housed in temporary accommodation at 30 September 1986. Information is collected centrally only for local government district and islands councils areas.
Households in temporary accommodation at 30 September 1986 Area Number of households Glasgow 114 Strathclyde1 445 Scotland1 712 1Based on incomplete returns.