§ Mr. McAllion
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many families in Dundee are currently in bed-and-breakfast accommodation paid for out of public funds; and what were the corresponding figures for each year since 1979.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
No overall figures are available for the number of persons in bed-and-breakfast accommodation paid out of public funds. However at 30 September 1987 no households were in bed-and-breakfast accommodation in Dundee district under the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977. The corresponding figures for 30 September each year since 1980 are also nil. Figures for 1979 are not available.