HC Deb 26 June 1989 vol 155 c307W
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.