HC Deb 01 March 1999 vol 326 cc519-20W
Mr. Love

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his answer of 15 February 1999,Official Report, column 445, what consultation is taking place regarding further assistance and protection for homeless people; what representations he has received on the restoration of a duty to fund permanent housing; when he plans to complete his consideration of the further steps to be taken referred to in his answer; and if he will make a statement. [73526]

Mr. Raynsford

[holding answer 26 February 1999]The Government have received representations from Shelter about making changes to the homelessness legislation which we are considering carefully. The Government intend to consult very widely on any proposals for strengthening the assistance and protection available to homeless people which it brings forward. No date has been set for completion of consideration of the steps that might be taken.

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