HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 c124W
20. Mrs. Humble

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what initiatives he has undertaken to reduce homelessness. [4683]

Ms Armstrong

Homelessness is an affront to civilised society; this Government is adopting measures that deal with its causes, through the phased release of capital receipts to help fund new housing, and measures that deal with its effects, by providing a better deal for homeless households.