HC Deb 02 May 2001 vol 367 c700W
24. Mr. Hope

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent meetings she has had with charities and local service providers to discuss the Government's rough sleepers strategy. [159125]

Marjorie Mowlam

In the past six months I have met with or had visits to the following organisations involved with helping rough sleepers: Huge Move, Help the Aged, Look Ahead, St. Thomas's Nightshelter, Brighton Housing Trust, Passage House Nightshelter, Bethnal Green Training Centre for the homeless.

I also regularly meet my right hon. Friend the Minister for Local Government and the Regions, the Minister responsible for the Government's strategy on rough sleeping, and Louise Casey, Head of the Rough Sleepers' Unit, who is in contact with charities and local service providers on a day-to-day basis.