§ Mr. Dewar
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many(a) families and (b) single people were accepted by local authorities as homeless in each local authority area in the United Kingdom and each standard planning region in the United Kingdom in the latest year for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Baldry
Local authorities in England report the number of households they accept as homeless in their annual housing investment programme (HIP1) returns. Total acceptances cover households which include dependent children or a pregnant woman, single people, childless couples and other adult households but only the first of these groups is separately identified.
The available information for individual authorities for 1991–92 are in columns C11 (total acceptances) and C2b1 (those including children or a pregnant woman) of the "HIP1 All Items Print". Regional totals are in the "HIP1 Regional Grossing". Both documents are in the Library.
For information about Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland I refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively.