§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much is or has been paid to the organisation Life for the salary of its national housing officer; and how many women and children have been given permanent housing accommodation by Life in each of the last three years.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
A grant of £5,500 has been paid under section 13 of the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977 to the Life Care and Housing Trust which is closely associated with "Life". The grant is to assist in meeting the salary and associated costs of a housing officer for the period 15 October 1979 to 30 June 1980.
My Department does not collect the information requested in the second part of the hon. Member's question.