HC Deb 23 March 1987 vol 113 cc45-6W
Ms. Harman

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total number of people in bed-and-breakfast accommodation in the London borough of Southwark in January 1987 and the equivalent dates for 1986, 1985, 1984 and 1983; and what information he has as to the present cost to the London borough of Southwark of keeping people in bed-and-breakfast accommodation.

Mr. Tracey

The latest date for which information on bed-and-breakfast accommodation is available is September 1986. The number of households accommodated in bed-and-breakfast accommodation at the end of September in each year since 1983 is as follows:

At end September Number
1983 0
1984 32
1985 52
1986 101

The cost of bed-and-breakfast accommodation during 1985–86 was £630,155 gross and £606,591 net.