§ Mr. Raynsford
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his latest estimate of the average annual cost of(a) bed-and-breakfast accommodation and (b) other temporary accommodation, including privately leased properties, provided by local authorities for homeless households in (i) the Greater London area and (ii) England.
§ Sir George Young
My Department has no estimates of the average annual costs to local authorities of housing homeless households in temporary accommodation.
Data on the annual costs and use of bed-and-breakfast accommodation from which average annual costs can be derived, are, however, published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) in "Homelessness Statistics 1991–92 Actuals", a copy of which is in the Library.
The CIPFA publication contains insufficient information to derive average annual costs for other types of temporary accommodation.