§ Mr. Hendry
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the latest information he has on the number of families currently in temporary accommodation.
§ Sir George Young
A total of 56,900 households for which local authorities had accepted responsibility to secure permanent accommodation were in temporary accommodation on 30 September 1993, the latest date for which a figure is available.
This is the fourth successive quarter in which the number of households in temporary accommodation has fallen; the current figure is some 8,530—13 per cent.—less than a year earlier.