HC Deb 07 December 1994 vol 251 c215W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what guidelines are issued to local authorities regarding their statutory duty to house homeless 16 and 17-year-olds; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Robert B. Jones

I refer the hon. Member to chapter 6 of the "Homelessness Code of Guidance to Local Authorities", third edition, 1991, issued under section 71 of the Housing Act 1985, a copy of which is in the Library.