HC Deb 30 October 1990 vol 178 c468W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the housing entitlement of British citizens returning from Iraq and Kuwait who are homeless.

Mr. Michael Spicer

British nationals returning from Iraq and Kuwait to the United Kingdom, who are homeless or threatened with homelessness, have the same entitlement as other United Kingdom citizens to assistance under the homelessness provisions in part III of the Housing Act 1985.

Advice on housing options and other matters is available on a 24-hour telephone line from the Gulf families support centre, based at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Officials in my Department are ready to provide additional advice to those experiencing particular difficulties with housing.