HC Deb 30 October 2002 vol 391 cc874-5W
Mr. Loughton

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the answer of 15th October, col 296W, how many of the 128 households in West Sussex in bed and breakfast accommodation have been housed in this way for longer than(a) one month, (b) six months, (c) one year and (d) two years.[78193]

Mrs. Roche

Available information as reported by local authorities in West Sussex is presented in the table below.

Average length of stay in bed and breakfast for homeless households in any form of temporary accommodation, as at 31 March 2002
less than 1 week 1 week to less than 1 month 1 month to less than 3 months 3 months to less than 6 months 6 months less than 1 year 1 year or more Total
Crawley 6 14 17 9 0 0 46
Horsham n/r n/r n/r n/r n/r n/r n/r
Mid Sussex 2 6 11 14 0 0 33
Worthing 3 5 4 6 0 0 18
West Sussex reported totals 11 49 54 37 2 0 153


Includes any households which, although not in B&B on 31 March. had been accommodated in B&B at some time since their application to the local authority. n/r denotes information not reported. B&B includes annexe-style units where some or all facilities are shared with another household.


DTLR/ODPM P1(E) housing activity returns (quarterly)