§ Mr. Stephen Ross
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish such figures as are held by individual London boroughs for the numbers of households accommodated by them in bed and breakfast facilities on 30th June 1976.
§ Mr. Armstrong
As I indicated in my answer to the hon. Member on 21st March [Vol. 928, col. 376] consideration is being given to ways of overcoming the difficulties about including in the published statistics separate figures about the numbers of homeless households in bed-and-breakfast accommodation in individual authority areas. In the meantime, such information could be made available only at disproportionate cost. As I explained, however, in my answer on 21st March, an analysis has shown that about 1,500 homeless households were accommodated in bed-and-breakfast in London as a whole on 30th June 1976.