HC Deb 30 November 1987 vol 123 c400W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what steps he is taking to monitor the health and safety standards of hotels used for housing homeless persons.

Mr. Waldegrave

I have been asked to reply.

Local authorities have the responsibility to ensure that hotels used for housing homeless persons are satisfactory. They have extensive powers to do so. I am, however, looking at current practice to see whether further advice to local authorities may be necessary.