HC Deb 22 October 2001 vol 373 c100W
Mr. Oaten

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what estimate he has made of the number of homeless people in each of the last three years.[8321]

Ms Keeble

The number of households accepted by local authorities in England under the homelessness provisions of the 1985 and 1996 Housing Acts as being eligible for assistance, unintentionally homeless and in priority need, was as follows:

1998–99 104,150
1999–2000 106,130
2000–01 114,350


DTLR P1(E) housing return (quarterly)

National and regional information on local authorities' activity under statutory homelessness provisions is summarised in a quarterly Statistical Release published by the Department. Copies are available in the Library, and also via the Department's website. The latest edition, published on 12 September, presents statistics up to the end of June 2001.

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