§ Chris Ruane
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions how many night shelter beds were available in(a) London and (b) cities outside London in each of the last 10 years. 
§ Ms Keeble
To date information on the number of hostel bedspaces in London and nationally has not been collated centrally. However, the DTLR has committed that the new Homelessness Directorate will collate information on hostel bedspaces.
Between 1999 and 2002, the Government's Rough Sleepers Unit provided over 1,000 additional hostel spaces in London specifically for rough sleepers.
§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions on what dates the Inter-Ministerial Group on Older People has discussed homelessness in the past 12 months.