§ Mr. Love
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1) if the Housing Policy Green Paper will consult on proposals to help homeless people; and if he will make a statement; 732W
(2) when he expects to publish the Housing Policy Green Paper; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Raynsford
The Housing Policy Green Paper will be published later this year. It will consult on a number of proposals to help meet our objective to offer everyone including homeless people the opportunity of a decent home.
As I indicated in my earlier reply to a Question from my hon. Friend on 1 March 1999, Official Report, columns 519–20, we intend to consult widely on any proposals for strengthening the assistance and protection available to homeless people but no date has been set for completion of the necessary consideration of the steps that might be taken in this respect.