§ 19. Mr. Couchman
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to further extend the rough sleepers initiative. 
§ Mr. Curry
In answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Beckenham (Mr. Merchant) on 31 October,Official Report, column 187, I described the Government's plans to expand the rough sleepers initiative in London, extend it to Brighton and establish a new rough sleepers revenue fund. Together with the extension of the rough sleepers initiative to Bristol earlier this year, these measures demonstrate the Government's commitment to ensuring that there is no necessity for people to sleep rough.