§ Mr. Wallace
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what grants are available for the establishment of hostels.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
Grants can be made under schedule 5 of the Supplementary Benefit Act 1976, as amended, to voluntary organisations and/or local authorities. These would be to set up facilities for those people without a settled way of life with a view to influencing them to lead a settled way of life. However, such grants are currently being restricted to organisations that provide hostels which form part of an approved scheme to replace resettlement units.