§ Baroness David
asked Her Majesty's Government: What investment will be made by the Homelessness Directorate in 2004–05 to tackle and prevent homelessness. [HL367]
§ Lord Rooker
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has announced today resource grants totalling nearly £45 million to local housing authorities in England for 2004–05 and nearly £14 million to voluntary sector agencies. Copies of a list which details amounts to be allocated to individual local housing authorities and other organisations are available in the Libraries of both Houses. These allocations will help local authorities and voluntary sec:or agencies to sustain progress in reducing rough sleeping and ending all but the emergency use of B and B hotels for homeless families with children, and to go further in preventing wider homelessness problems more effectively, through local homelessness strategies.