§ Mr. McGrady
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many units of temporary accommodation and move on accommodation have been274W provided by housing associations for homeless people since 1990; and how many are in the Housing Association Development Programme.
§ Mr. Atkins
In addition to temporary housing provided for special needs groups such as ex-offenders, women and children at risk, registered housing associations in Northern Ireland have provided 110 units of temporary accommodation for homeless people since 1 January 1990.
The 1993–94 to 1995–96 development programme includes proposals to provide 135 bed spaces for people who may require temporary accommodation.
Housing associations do not provide accommodation designated specifically for allocation to people "moving on" from temporary accommodation.