Mr. Jim Callaghan
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many families are registered as homeless in each of the county districts of the Greater Manchester County Council area; how many families are registered throughout the United Kingdom as homeless; and how many single young people are homeless in the Greater Manchester area.
§ Mr. Armstrong
During the period July to December 1975, the latest period for which statistics are currently available, district councils in Greater Manchester accepted responsibility for the provision of accommodation for the following number of homeless households:
Bolton … … 100 Bury … … 77 Manchester … … 510 Oldham … … 29 Rochdale … … 95 Salford … … 139 Stockport … … 44 Tameside … … 75 Trafford … … 22 Wigan … … 34
The corresponding figure for all local authorities in England was 16,370.
I expect the figures for the first half of 1976 to be available very shortly.
Questions relating to the other parts of the United Kingdom are the responsibility of my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Northern Ireland and Scotland and my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.
Figures are not available on the number of homeless single young people.