§ Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans the Government have to assist homeless people in cities other than London over the Christmas holiday period.
§ Mr. Yeo
In 1991–92, the Government are providing just under £6 million in grants to voluntary organisations throughout the United Kingdom for practical projects to prevent and relieve homelessness. The concentrations of rough sleepers in individual local authority areas throughout the United Kingdom are comparatively small and in the event of severe weather this winter, I would expect individual local authorities to make emergency provision for people sleeping out in their areas.