§ 20. Mrs. Humble
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what initiatives he has undertaken to reduce homelessness. 
§ 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.