HC Deb 27 October 2003 vol 412 c109WS
Bob Spink

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he will publish a summary of information being collected from local authorities on the(a) type and (b) sex of members of homeless households in bed and breakfast accommodation as at 31 March. [133862]

Yvette Cooper

Specific information about the household type and gender of homeless applicants, and those in various forms of temporary accommodation such as bed and breakfast, is included in an annual return supplied by local authorities, using the classifications as follows:

  • Couples with dependent children
  • Lone parent—female applicant
  • Lone parent—male applicant
  • Single person—female applicant
  • Single person—male applicant
  • All other household types

No information is collected about individual household members.

Final responses to the return are still being received. Data are currently being validated and provisional analyses are expected to be available before the end of the year.

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